New Species Of Snail Named After Greta Thunberg

New Species Of Snail Named After Greta Thunberg

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A team of researchers decided to bestow teen climate activist Greta Thunberg with what is arguably the greatest honor ever to mark all her wonderful achievements.

The scientific community have named a newly discovered snail after her.

RT reports: The ‘Craspedotropis gretathunbergae’ is a new species of temperature-sensitive land snail discovered by Taxon expeditions in the forests of Borneo.

“The newly described snail belongs to the so-called caenogastropods, a group of land snails known to be sensitive to drought, temperature extremes and forest degradation,” said snail expert Menno Schilthuizen, co-founder of Taxon.

Greta is apparently “delighted” to have the snail named after her, the team claims.

“Naming this snail after Greta Thunberg is our way of acknowledging that her generation will be responsible for fixing problems that they did not create,” said J.P. Lim, who found the first specimen of the species.

It’s not the first tiny creature named after the climate crusader, who previously had a beetle named after her.


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