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Scientist names a new species of Millipede after Taylor Swift: Nannaria Swiftae

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Taylor Swift went trending on social media as an American scientist Derek Hennen, Ph.D., who is a superfan of the singer and a Swiftie, named a new species of millipede after her: Nannaria Swiftae.

According to Tone Deaf, there was a discovery of 17 new species of millipede in the North American Appalachian Mountains, and the “twisted-claw millipede” has been named “Nannaria Swiftae,” in tribute to the recording artist.

Hennen tweeted on his Twitter account the big announcement saying,

“BIG NEWS! Our new paper describing 17 new species of Twisted-Claw Millipedes from Appalachia is published! I spent 5 years of my life searching for them with @Nannaria1 and @apheloria. I named a new species after my wife, and another after @taylorswift13!”

Moreover, Tone Deaf stated in their article that Hennen, who is the leader of the study, explained the reason behind choosing Swift to name after the newly found species.

“Her music helped me get through the highs and lows of graduate school, so naming a new millipede species after her is my way of saying thanks.”

The recently found species has its description in a paper written by Hennen alongside other scientists Jackson Means and Paul Marek, which they published in ZooKeys. Their findings have been found and are all collected from the state of Tennessee, where Swift has lived.

He also made a tweet about naming one after his wife: Nannaria Marianae.

In addition, he tweeted with a photo of ‘Nannaria Swiftae.’

– WhatALife!

Source: (rollingstone.com)

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