Human Biology "Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature"

Discussion in 'Human Biology' started by amantine, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. amantine

    amantine Premium Member

    \"Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature\"

    This site has a lot of information about interesting latin names that some of the creatures on this planet have. A few examples:

     
  2. Zsandmann

    Zsandmann Premium Member

    I love it Amantine, that is so hilarious. Proves scientists arent all starched shirt stiffs. :) Good post.
     
  3. Nygdan

    Nygdan Member

    I rather like 'Megapnosaurus'. The name is for a dinosaur, but I beleive its in dispute right now. It means 'big dead lizard'.
     
  4. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    you gotta wonder if they were thinking "oh, nobody will ever look up what this actually means..."

    hehehe

    ---pineapple