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 ObamaTomi Lahren to Michelle Obama: 'By what measure' was your husband better than Trump? Tomi Lahren to former first lady: 'Sit down, Michelle' Michelle Obama tears into the ‘nastiness’ of current politics MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersPoll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 5 points in Florida governor race Sanders: Kavanaugh accusers 'have risked their lives to come forward' Helping citizens unite in post-Citizens United 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.

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“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.