[Taxacom] Is there a taxon named after Wikipedia?
tonyrees49 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 17:33:52 CDT 2015
Hi Andy et al.,
Not sure why you are asking the question but... you can type "wiki*" into
the Thomson Reuters ION database (based on Zoological Record) at
www.organismnames.com and apart from one typo (wikinsoni for wilkinsoni I
presume) you will find only Trigonidium wiki
<http://www.organismnames.com/details.htm?lsid=984033> Otte, 1994 which is
a cricket from Hawaii - I guess it pre-dates the product in question,
You could try the same with names of any WP associated persons if you
Regards - Tony
On 21 October 2015 at 07:51, Peter Uetz <peter at uetz.us> wrote:
> Certainly no reptile. But there is at least one species named after the
> And there are a couple of reptiles named after other organizations, e.g.
> Anolis bicaorum,
> named after the Bay Island Conservation Association (BICA).
> I guess there is no global database of etymologies (or eponyms), although
> there are a few taxon-specific ones,
> e.g. for birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. Or is there?
> > Message: 15
> > Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:02:16 +0100
> > From: Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> > To: TaxaCom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> > Subject: [Taxacom] Is there a taxon named after Wikipedia?
> > Does anyone know of a species, or other taxon, named after Wikipedia,
> > or something or someone related to it?
> > --
> > Andy Mabbett
> > @pigsonthewing
> > http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
> Peter Uetz
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