Game of Thrones is wildly popular among people of every type in the world, and apparently it has also managed to strike the fancy of scientists. Recently, two new species of ants were discovered by scientists in New Guinea, and these ants were named after none other than two of our very own Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons.
The ants, named Pheidole ViserionandPheidole Drogon have features like large heads and spikes along their backs, which seem to have reminded the scientists of Dany’s ferocious fire-breathing creatures Viserion and Drogon. Not only that, the ant Viserion is yellow in colour while Drogon is dark coloured like their dragon counterparts!
The extent to which Game of Thrones has gained popularity is alarming when it comes to discovering such cool new things.