London: Scientists have named a new species of frog Pendropsophus ozzy in honour of rocker Ozzy Osbourne.
The scientists called the creature Pendropsophus ozzy because the rocker had once infamously bit the head off a bat during a gig in 1982, reported Femalefirst.
One of the scientists working on the study said, "As soon as I heard its call, I knew it was a new species. I had never heard anything like it."
Once the team brought the creature - a species of treefrog with unusually long fingers and toes - back to their lab, they "kept talking about the 'bat frog,' which led to us talking about being fans of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath." Ozzy's daughter Kelly, 30, was thrilled by his honour.
Tweeting a link to an article about the study, she wrote, "You know you have made it when they name a whole new species of frog after you!!! Congratulations dad @OzzyOsbourne (sic)".