The remains of the nine heads were uncovered by a team from the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Warsaw working at the Theban Necropolis in Upper Egypt.
The team from the University of Silesia, said they called the ancient 10-armed, 2-inch-long creature after the 44-year-old president in honour of his 'courage and bravery in defending Ukraine'.
Literature loving biology boffins from Łódź decided to name the crustacean Gammarus Stasiuki in honour of Andrzej Stasiuk after finding it in the Poland’s Lower Beskid mountain range, which is also the home of the award-winning writer.
Initially believed to have been an example of a woolly rhinoceros, closer inspection by experts from the University of Wrocław revealed it was a specimen of the much rarer Stephanorhinus or Merck’s rhinoceros. The palaeontologists came to the rescue after the builders, saying they were going to dump the bones, went to watch a football match.