Baracktrema obamai

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The Baracktrema obamai is a parasite that infects turtles, which was discovered in 2015 by Thomas R. Platt, a retiring professor from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. He named it after Barack Hussein Obama out of his respect for the President.[1][2][3]


  1. Obama has parasitic worm named in his honor: Baracktrema obamai, Washington Times
  2. Parasite Named After Barack Obama,
  3. New Genus of Blood Fluke (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea) from Malaysian Freshwater Turtles (Geoemydidae) and its Phylogenetic Position Within Schistosomatoidea