An exceptionally preserved fossil from Herefordshire in the UK has given new insights into the early evolution of sea cucumbers. Paleontologists from the UK and USA created a 3D computer reconstruction of the 430-million-year-old fossil and identified it as a new species. They named it Sollasina cthulhu due to its resemblance to monsters from the Cthulhu universe created by author H.P. Lovecraft.
Source: ‘Cthulhu’ fossil reconstruction reveals monstrous relative of modern sea cucumbers: New species of extinct sea cucumber named Sollasina cthulhu, for its resemblance to H.P. Lovecraft’s famous monster — ScienceDaily