There’s officially a snake named after Salazar Slytherin now

There's officially a snake named after Salazar Slytherin now

Researchers discovered a new species of venomous snake, and the Sorting Hat declared it a Slytherin. 

In a report this month in Zoosystematics and Evolution, a team of scientists from the national Centre for Biological Science of Bangalore, India named the bright green discovery after Salazar Slytherin, a character from the Harry Potter series. This particular green pit viper dwells in northeastern India and its males have an orange-reddish stripe on their heads. Its full name “Trimeresurus salazar.”

“The specific epithet is a noun in apposition for J.K. Rowling’s fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s co-founder, Salazar Slytherin,” the researchers wrote in the paper.  Read more…

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