Here's Every Organism Named After President Obama
The president currently has seven creatures named after him. The most recent is a parasite called Baracktrema obamai.By Lindsey Pulse | September 10, 2016
President Barack Obama is a parasite. No, not like that. One is just named after him.
While that might not sound like the most flattering thing ever, especially given his history with pests, it's all good. The scientists who named the new flatworm say they went with the name because the parasite is so unique.
Baracktrema obamai is found in Malaysian freshwater turtles. The parasitic flatworm infects their lungs and can be fatal.