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Stars with Animals Named After Them

Barack Obama's Fungus

Scientific Name: Caloplaca obamae

C. obamae, a species of lichen in the fungus genus Caloplaca, was discovered in 2007 by Kerry Knudsen and named after Obama for "his support of science and scientific education."—Xfinity Entertainment Programmers

(Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty)



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