9 Species Have Been Named After Barack Obama

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Maybe you’ve seen this Fact Snack of ours floating around:

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But it’s just a snack after all, so it only lists two of them. Here’s a quick glimpse at all nine, in case you didn’t catch them in the video up top:

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One of them is extinct, and two are parasites, but it’s still a really cool honor.

Here’s another video, this one from The Washington Post, that goes into more depth on why President Obama is the namesake of what is perhaps the prettiest of the 9 organisms – though I personally love the eclecticism of the entire set as well:

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