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    Yahoo News (USA) December 19th, 2018 11:52 AM: Worm-like Panamanian amphibian that burrows its head in the sand named after Donald Trump


    A newly discovered blind amphibian has been named after President Trump in recognition of the presidentís denial of climate change. The worm-like creature's name, Dermophis donaldtrumpi, was chosen by sustainable building materials company EnviroBuild, which paid $25,000 to name the legless amphibian as part of a fundraiser for the Rainforest Trust, a nonprofit conservation group. In a blog post, the groupís co-founder Aidan Bell explained the reasoning behind the name, by likening characteristics of the president and the squiggly caecilian that is native to Panama.


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