Researchers and Scientists discover a new snake and name it after Harry Potter Salazar Slytherin
A team of Indian researchers, after discovering a new species of green pit Vipers, has decided to name the snake after the one, the only Salazar Slytherin. Their findings were published this month in the journal Zoosystematics and Evolution.
For those not familiar with Harry Potter, a quick lesson of history. In short, Salazar Slytherin was one of the founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, along with his friends Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff.
As well as being some of the most powerful witches and wizards of their time in the world of Harry Potter, they are also the names of the four Hogwarts houses.
Upon discovering a new species of green pit vipers, these researchers decided to name the snake after the one, the only Salazar Slytherin — a name that Harry Potter fans will recognize https://t.co/e83oFWjqtv
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Slytherin, partly known for its ability to talk to snakes, is associated with the animals – the snake, after all, is the symbol of the Slytherin Hogwarts house. This is why the researchers chose the name Trimeresurus salazar.
In the research, the team suggests that the snake is commonly known as Salazar’s pit diver.
The pond pipits in the genus Trimeresurus are toxic, and are found throughout East and Southeast Asia. This species has been found in India, but at least 48 species of this genus are found in the region.
One of the things that makes this particular pit diver stand out, though, is the orange-red stripe found on the side of the head in males.
Unfortunately, a spokeswoman for Slytherin was not available for comment.
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