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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:21 PM

A British Company Names a Wormlike Amphibian After President Trump

A British Company Names a Wormlike Amphibian After President Trump
In an auction, EnviroBuild paid $31,250 for the speciesí naming rights. (Not everyone is happy about that.)

February 07, 2019 Jason Bittel


The newly named Dermophis Donaldtrumpi


In December, the Rainforest Trust, a conservation nonprofit, auctioned off the naming rights for 12 species found in Ecuador, Panama, and Colombia. The newly discovered menagerie included a whiskery mouse, several gorgeous frogs, a number of delicate orchids, an adorable salamander, and a trap-jaw ant that can snap its mandibles closed so fast that the force flings the ant into the air and out of harmís way. All impressive, but the species to nab the highest price tag of the day was not a fuzzy mammal or a fluorescent frog, but a caecilian.

More: https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/british-company-names-wormlike-amphibian-after-president-trump?utm_source=fb&fbclid=IwAR2piMc1-gCq1Q6qwhs4vqQ4QVd4TLOanKop3aH6txBYiYyfLlU241WnRSc



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Reply A British Company Names a Wormlike Amphibian After President Trump (Original post)
csziggy Feb 2019 OP
Doreen Feb 2019 #1
csziggy Feb 2019 #2
Doreen Feb 2019 #4
Coventina Feb 2019 #3
Doreen Feb 2019 #5
Coventina Feb 2019 #7
Doreen Feb 2019 #8
3catwoman3 Feb 2019 #9
Sneederbunk Feb 2019 #6

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:22 PM

1. That is just cruel to the worm.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:24 PM

2. But it is good that the money is going to preserve the habitat it lives in

Since the person it is named for will not do that!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:28 PM

4. Yes, good point. I still feel sorry for the worm.

I hope it does not get beat up by other worms for its name.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:26 PM

3. That's what I was going to say!

What did the worm do to deserve that?!?!?!

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Response to Coventina (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:31 PM

5. The other sad thing is that the worm

looks better than trump.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:33 PM

7. You can say that again! (about a million times!)

The worm is pretty cute, actually.

But, I have a fondness for all animals.

I don't know what kind of life form the Donald is....

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Response to Coventina (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:34 PM

8. Yeah, the worm is cute.

I am strange because I think that bugs are cute. "Cute as a bug" works for me.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:02 PM

9. After rain storms, I rescue worms from...

...driveways and sidewalks so they donít dry up and die when the sun comes out.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:32 PM

6. Should not be Dermophis but Dotard.

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