Scientists Name New Millipede Species After Taylor Swift

By Adelaide,

A newly-discovered species of millipede has been named after Taylor Swift.

Dr. Derek Hennen has revealed the name of the insect that he and his team come up with in honor of Taylor.

The Nannaria swiftae, or Swift Twisted-Claw Millipede, was discovered in the US state of Tennesse and was ascribed the name by Hennen as he is a big fan of Taylor Swift.

In a Twitter post over the weekend, Hennen wrote: “I wanted to show my appreciation by naming this new species from Tennessee after her. A high honour!”

The scientists revealed that Taylor’s music helped him get through his education and he wanted to pay tribute to the artists with the millipede.

He explained: “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.”

They are 18 and 38 millimeters long, have a black trunk with white, red or orange spots and white legs he described the millipede.

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