A team of Japanese and Austrian researchers has named a new mite species after Twitter following its discovery through photos posted on the social media platform by an amateur photographer visiting a fishing spot near Tokyo.
The new species — formally called Ameronothrus twitter — was spotted after Satoshi Shimano, a professor who specializes in the study of mites at Hosei University, came across the tweeted photos by chance and then contacted the poster to find out where they were taken.
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