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Radiohead now has a fungus-farming ant named after it

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A newly discovered ant species has a particularly moody name: Sericomyrmex radioheadi.

Scientists named the fungus-farming ant to honor both the music and climate change activism of British rock band Radiohead.

This particular species, found in Venezuela’s slice of the Amazon rainforest, is a less-famous relative of the more popular leaf-cutter ant, they said in a study published Monday in the journal ZooKeys.

The Radiohead ant is at least the second creature this month to receive a rock-inspired name. A pistol shrimp with a bright pink snapping claw was recently christened Synalpheus pinkfloydi, after the progressive rock group Pink Floyd. Read more…

More about Amazon, Venezuela, Central America, South America, and Paris Climate Agreement

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Radiohead now has a fungus-farming ant named after it

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A newly discovered ant species has a particularly moody name: Sericomyrmex radioheadi.

Scientists named the fungus-farming ant to honor both the music and climate change activism of British rock band Radiohead.

This particular species, found in Venezuela’s slice of the Amazon rainforest, is a less-famous relative of the more popular leaf-cutter ant, they said in a study published Monday in the journal ZooKeys.

The Radiohead ant is at least the second creature this month to receive a rock-inspired name. A pistol shrimp with a bright pink snapping claw was recently christened Synalpheus pinkfloydi, after the progressive rock group Pink Floyd. Read more…

More about Amazon, Venezuela, Central America, South America, and Paris Climate Agreement

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