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19 new species named for Lady Gaga [video]

Scientists at Duke University have named a new genus of ferns—19 species in all—for pop megastar Lady Gaga, and say that she and the ferns share unlikely similarities.

Two of the species in the Gaga genus are new to science: Gaga germanotta from Costa Rica is named to honor the family of the artist, who was born Stefani Germanotta.

And, a newly discovered Mexican species is being dubbed Gaga monstraparva (literally monster-little) in honor of Gaga’s fans, whom she calls “little monsters.”

Full story at Futurity.

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