You discover a new snake species. You get to name it. Naturally, you turn to the world of
and pick Salazar Slytherin, the founder of the Slytherin house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It just makes sense.
Trimeresurus salazar is the name of a newly discovered species of venomous green pit viper found in India. The fictional Slytherin had the magical ability to talk to snakes, making it a fitting moniker. The research team behind the find suggested "Salazar's pit viper" for the common name.