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New Miniature Trap-Jaw Ant Ant Species Discovered – Named in Recognition of Gender Diversity

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Scitech Daily

Publication Date
2021-05-06

A newly discovered miniature trap jaw ant from the evergreen tropical forests of Ecuador bears the curious Latin name Strumigenys ayersthey, among hundreds, which are also named in honor of people, but end with -ae (after females) and -i (after males). This makes the newly described ant perhaps the only species in the world to have a scientific name with the suffix -they, thus celebrating gender diversity.

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https://scitechdaily.com/new-miniature-trap-jaw-ant-ant-species-discovered-named-in-recognition-of-gender-diversity/