The German-language medical encyclopedia Pschyrembel Klinisches Wörterbuch... and also provides an update/expansion on Lillian Mountweazel.
features an entry on the Steinlaus (Stone Louse, Petrophaga lorioti), a
rock-eating animal. The scientific name implies the origin: a creation of
the German humorist Loriot. The Pschyrembel entry was removed in 1996 but,
after reader protests, was entered again the next year, with an extended
section on the stone louse's involvement in the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Notional Creature: The Stone Louse
John updates the notional people entry with a notional creature: