It has already three. A a third species, recently discovered in the Antarctic, it was named in honour of the activist Swedish Greta Thunberg. It is a colémboloa tiny and cosmopolitan animal, published by the Spanish site Republic.
The discovery it was made by a biologist of the Federation Universityof Australia. The name of the colémbolo it is Friesea gretae, and its discoverer wanted to honor the activist Swedish “for his work with young people”.
For your size tinythe springtails are not visible to simple vista. The house of studies australian he asserted that “help to break down the leaves, releasing nutrients that are taken up by the plants.”
A THIRD SPECIES IN HONOR OF GRETA THUNBERG
Other two species had been baptized in honor of the activist Swedish. First was a beetle, designated with his name by scientists Natural History museum of London.
After, the discovery a tiny snail in Borneo he also served as a tribute to the young Swedish. Thunberg it is one of the voices more visible on a global scale on climate change.
The discoverer of the colémbolo is the scientific Penelope Robin Guarnieri. “He has been doing a good job to draw the attention of the entire world, especially among young people, problem of climate change. So that was the reason for it.”said on Greta.
A LIFE TO THE STUDY OF THE SPECIES
The description of the new species it is fruit a research work that Robin guarnieri been doing it since 1960. “In the Antarctic is especially visible climate change”said the researcher.
The three animals that carry the name of Thunberg measure less than a centimeter. The beetle, Nelloptodes gretae, reaches scarce 0,79 inches. The snail, Craspedotropis gretathunbergae, measures only 2 mm.
The activist Swedish has raised the voice on the climate change and is the youngest in the history to be designated by the influential Time magazine as person of the year.
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