Blind amphibian to be named after US President Donald Trump

A newly-discovered blind amphibian from Panama will be named after Donald Trump in recognition of the U.S. President’s stance on climate change, according to a media report. EnviroBuild, a U.K.-based sustainable building materials company, announced on Tuesday that it would be using Dermophis donaldtrumpi as the name for the amphibian with no legs and poor eyesight. The company said the name still will need to undergo peer review, but that other animals have been named after Presidents in the past. The name was chosen by Aidan Bell, the boss of the firm, which paid thousands at an auction for the right, The Guardian reported. Mr. Trump in June last year withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate change agreement, which commits countries to keeping a limit on rising global temperatures. The small creature is blind and has an ability to bury its head in the ground. These features Mr. Bell said match the U.S. leader’s opinion on climate change.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/blind-amphibian-to-be-named-after-us-president-donald-trump/article25785520.ece

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