[Taxacom] latin names with funny stories

Kalfatovic, Martin KalfatovicM at si.edu
Tue Oct 22 15:25:42 CDT 2013

"Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature" might have the kind of thing you're looking for:



Martin R. Kalfatovic
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Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Luis POPA
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:35 AM
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Subject: [Taxacom] latin names with funny stories

Dear friends,
I'm interested in finding scientific names (in zoology) with funny stories behind them. Can you point me to such cases?
Thank you very much.

Luis Popa, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Head of Molecular Biology Department
"Grigore Antipa" National Museum of Natural History Sos. Kiseleff No. 1 Bucharest  011341 ROMANIA
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