New beetle species named after ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

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Sadly, Game of Thrones isn’t returning until April 2019, but if you’re in the mood for some show- related news to hold you over, we’ve got you covered.

Brett Ratcliffe, a University of Nebraska entomologist and professor, decided to name three of his eight newly discovered beetle species after Game of Thrones characters. How fun!

According to The Omaha World-Herald, Ratcliffe named the three species of beetles — each from the Gymnetis genus — after Daenerys Targaryen’s three dragons: Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion.

The official species names are drogoni, rhaegali and viserioni, the Latin versions of characters’ names. Read more…

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Author: Nicole Gallucci

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