In honor of Obama called the worm. Biologist: it is the same long, thin pretty fucking cool

American Professor of biology Thomas Platt called a new kind of flat worm is a parasite that lives in the blood of turtles, in honor of US President Barack Obama — Baracktrema obamai, writes BBC Russian.

A scientist who works at the College of Saint Mary in Indiana, stresses that the chosen name — it is a privilege for the American President, not an insult. Some people are willing to pay thousands of dollars to honor them named any individual.

The biologist also added that is named after Obama, the parasite resembles the American President, as he «a long, thin, and pretty damn cool.» Baracktrema obamai, was discovered in two species of freshwater turtles: freshwater turtles black and ubinskoe swivel turtle.

However, this is not the first species named after Obama. For example, in December 2012 in honor of Obama called spider (Aptostichus barackobamai) and an extinct lizard (Obamadon), in November 2012, a small fish (Etheostoma obama), April 2012 — parasite, found in Kenya (Paragordius obamai), April 2009 — lichen (Caloplaca obamae).




In honor of Obama called the worm. Biologist: it is the same long, thin pretty fucking cool 09.09.2016

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