[Taxacom] alternate taxonomy employment

Stephen Thorpe s.thorpe at auckland.ac.nz
Mon Feb 15 16:15:16 CST 2010

perhaps the stuffed duck's name was Holly! :)

From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Dr. David Campbell [amblema at bama.ua.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, 16 February 2010 10:58 a.m.
Subject: [Taxacom] alternate taxonomy employment

Warner Brothers years ago evidently had a cartoonist who knew some
taxonomy.  In a cartoon where Daffy Duck tries to hide out in Porky
Pig's house rather than migrate south (don't have the original
reference, but it is re-used in 1001 Wabbit Tales), Daffy tries to hide
by taking the place of a stuffed duck.  The label for the stuffed duck
includes both American Black Duck, a genus and species are given: Ilex
opaca.  They're both eukaryotes, but it's too early to blame a little
mixup in the barcoding lab.

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections Building
Department of Biological Sciences
Biodiversity and Systematics
University of Alabama, Box 870345
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0345  USA


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