Han-solo Definition


A species of agnostid trilobite known only from fossils found in the Ordovician Zitai Formation of southern China.


Origin of Han-solo

  • Named in 2005 by Samuel Turvey. The original publication states that the generic name Han is a reference to the Han Chinese, the largest ethnic group in present-day China; and the specific epithet solo refers to the fact that the species is the youngest Diplagnostidae fossil found to that date, suggesting that it was the last surviving member of that family. However Turvey has stated elsewhere that he named it after Han Solo because some friends dared him to name a species after a Star Wars character.

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