There's now an arthropod named after Taylor Swift!


There’s a newly discovered species of millipede named after Taylor Swift.

WAIT...WHAT??? Yep...

Nannaria swiftae is one of 16 new species that Virginia Tech scientists have discovered in the Appalachian mountains. Derek Hennen, who is the study’s lead author, named one of those species after his wife, and he named another after Swift because he’s a big fan. He says, "Her music helped me get through the highs and lows of graduate school, so naming a new millipede species after her is my way of saying thanks."

Taylor is known for sending gifts to her Swifties...wonder what Derek might receive?!


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