Newly discovered flatworm named ‘Baracktrema obamai’ in honor of President Obama

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Date: September 9th, 2016

Baracktrema obamaiWASHINGTON – Scientists looked to honor United States President Barack Obama by naming a newly discovered blood fluke after him.

The new genus of parasitic flatworms which resides in Malaysian freshwater turtles will be known as “Baracktrema obamai” according to the Journal of Parasitology.

Thomas R. Platt, who discovered the flatworm, told the Philadelphia Inquirer the name was not meant to poke fun at or insult President Obama.

“This is something I take very seriously, and I am doing this with the utmost of respect,” he said.  More

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3 Responses to “Newly discovered flatworm named ‘Baracktrema obamai’ in honor of President Obama”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    The ONLY cure for this parasite is Trumpicillan!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    He named a blood sucking parasite after Obama. Sounds appropriate

  3. Through the eyes of a babe... Says:

    Trumpicillan… Brilliant, I love it.