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A newly discovered amphibian that buries its head in the sand has been named after President Donald Trump, apparently in response to his comments about climate change.

The Dermophis donaldtrumpi, which was discovered in Panama, was named by the head of a company that had bid $25,000 at auction for the privilege.

EnviroBuild said it wanted to raise awareness about climate change.

The company’s co-founder Aidan Bell in a statement: “[Dermophis donaldtrumpi] is particularly susceptible to the impacts of climate change and is therefore in danger of becoming extinct as adirect result of its namesake’s climate policies.”

The small, blind, amphibian is a type of caecilian that primarily lives underground, and Aidan Bell drew an unflattering comparison between its behavior and President Trump’s.

He wrote: “Burrowing [his] head underground helps Donald Trump when avoiding scientific consensus on anthropomorphic climate change.”

The amphibian is not the first creature to be named after Donald Trump.

Neopalpa Donaldtrumpi: California Moth Becomes First Creature Named after Donald Trump

In 2017, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, was discovered by biologist Vazrick Nazari in a collection of moths from the Museum of Entomology, at the University of California. Vazrick Nazari said the moth’s unique head coloring reminded him of President Trump.

A tiny moth from California has become the first creature named after President-elect Donald Trump.

The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi has a very recognizable “hairstyle”.

The tiny moth was discovered in California by Canadian researcher Vazrick Nazari.

The name was inspired by the striking golden flakes covering its head, which Vazrick Nazari likened to the soon-to-be 45th president of the United States’ famous mop.

Image source NBC News

Nine species were named after President Barack Obama during his term in office.

What Donald Trump will make of the honor remains to be seen – especially as the tiny moth, with its wingspan of just more than a centimeter, is native to southern California and the Mexican region of Baja California.

However, Vazrick Nazari said he hoped it would inspire President Trump to prioritize ecological issues during his term in office.

Vazrick Nazari told Live Science: “I hope that the president will make conservation of such fragile ecosystems in the US his top priority. These ecosystems still contain many undiscovered and undescribed species, and deserve to be protected for future generations.”