Ancient Heron Species Named After Florida Landowner (image) Florida Museum of Natural History Share Print E-Mail Caption Landowner Eddie Hodge has allowed Florida Museum scientists and volunteers to excavate more than 35,000 fossils from a site on his property in Levy County since his granddaughter first discovered fossils there in 2015. Here, he holds the coracoid bone from Taphophoyx hodgei, a new species of extinct heron found at the site and named in his honor. Credit Florida Museum photo by Kristen Grace Usage Restrictions Please credit Kristen Grace/Florida Museum Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.