Ringer spy “Well he’s back” writes: From the blog site of the Journal of Improbable Research: Curiosities of Bio Nomencalture…Leigh Van Valen has expanded the horizons of paleontology into Middle Earth by naming at least 21 paleocene mammals after characters from Tolkien, including Bomburia, Earendil, Fimbrethil ambaronae, and more. Tolkien has inspired other taxonomists, too, but none others to such an extent. [More]