Newly discovered amphibian has been named after Donald Trump

Source: MercoPress

United States presidents tend to receive their fair share of honors, but Donald Trump may want to ignore his latest one. A newly discovered amphibian that buries its head in the sand has been named after him, apparently in response to his comments about climate change.

The Dermorphis donaldtrumpi, which was discovered in Panama, was named by the head of a company that had bid US$25,000 at auction for the privilege. The company said it wanted to raise awareness about climate change.

“[Demorphus donaldtrumpi] is particularly susceptible to the impacts of climate change and is therefore in danger of becoming extinct as a direct result of its namesake's climate policies,” said EnviroBuild co-founder Aidan Bell in a statement.