Puerto Rican water mite named after Jennifer Lopez as an unusual token of appreciation
The singer is honoured with an accolade arguably better than any music prize
A water mite has been named after Jennifer Lopez by a group of scientists who discovered the new species in Puerto Rico.
Biologist Vladimir Pesic said that the team decided on the unusual accolade as a token of gratitude to the singer for her hits such as “Ain't It Funny,” ''I Luh Ya Papi" and his all-time favourite, "All I Have".
"The reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species is simple: J.Lo's songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript and watching World Cup Soccer 2014," Pesic told AP.
The scientists have grandly christened the mite Litarachna Lopezae, after the species was found in the coral reef of Mona Passage, the waters that separate Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The Lopez mite was discovered at a depth of nearly 70 metres.
Lopez – who we trust is suitably flattered by the honour – is in good company. A series of high-profile figures have been honoured by having animals named after them; Mick Jagger has a well-known fossil group, a type of trilobite, named after him and Bob Marley was the name given to a marine parasite found in the Caribbean sea.
- 2 California man brutally beat 82-year-old Sikh grandfather he mistook for 'one of those people'
- 3 School kitchen manager 'fired from Colorado school for giving hungry students free lunches'
- 5 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop
California man brutally beat 82-year-old Sikh grandfather he mistook for 'one of those people'
Amber Peat: Body found in search for missing 13-year-old who left house after argument with her parents
School kitchen manager 'fired from Colorado school for giving hungry students free lunches'
Isis executes three gay men by dangling them from top of 100ft building and letting go
Alton Towers crash: Four guests seriously injured as Smiler ride carriages collide
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
£18k + Bonus: Guru Careers: We are seeking a bright, enthusiastic and internet...
VOLUNTARY ONLY - EXPENSES REIMBURSED: Reach Volunteering: Bolton YMCA is now a...
£150 - £180 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: Geography Teacher Geography teach...