Scientists name new species of spiders after Sanders, Obamas
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Scientists have named new species of spiders after former President Obama, former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama says upcoming memoir shares the 'ordinariness of a very extraordinary story' Colbert: Melania Trump’s jacket was ‘one message she did not steal from Michelle Obama’ Melania Trump puzzles with 'I really don't care' jacket MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSen. Sanders: 'Hypocrite' Trump rants against undocumented immigrants, but hires them at his properties On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump floats tariffs on European cars | Nikki Haley slams UN report on US poverty | Will tax law help GOP? It's a mystery Nikki Haley: 'Ridiculous' for UN to analyze poverty in America MORE (I-Vt.).

Spintharus barackobamai, S. michelleobamaae and S. berniesandersi are among the latest-identified species of spiders. Spider experts and students at the University of Vermont identified and named the new species, Sci-News reported Tuesday.


“In naming these spiders … the students and I wanted to honor people who stood up for both human rights and warned about climate change — leaders and artists who promoted sensible approaches for a better world,” University of Vermont professor Ingi Agnarsson said, according to Sci-News.

Others species like S. davidattenboroughi were named after figures like famed British naturalist David Attenborough. Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and David Bowie also got a nod with S. davidbowiei and S. leonardodicaprioi.

This isn't the first time former President Obama has had a new species named after him — scientists named a fish after him last year when it was discovered in a national monument that Obama had recently expanded.