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Scientist Names Ants After Famous Humans

November 10, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A scientist has memorialized some well-known humans for their conservation work by naming ants after them.

Edward O. Wilson, a Harvard University scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, named a shiny brown ant from Veracruz, Mex- ico, Pheidole mooreorum, after Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel Corp., and Moore's wife, Betty. The Moores are leading environmental philanthropists.

Wilson named a Central American ant Pheidole harrisonfordi, after actor Harrison Ford, who is vice chairman of Conservation International.

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