[Taxacom] Is there a taxon named after Wikipedia?

Scott Thomson scott.thomson321 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 18:16:47 CDT 2015


The founder of Wikimedia is Jimmy Wales so you could try searching for that
I guess too. Though you may have to check the paper is their is one to see
if its actually named for him or someone else.

Cheers, Scott



On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 8:33 PM, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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,
> though.
>
> You could try the same with names of any WP associated persons if you
> really want...
>
> 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
> > BHL:
> >
> >
> http://blog.biodiversitylibrary.org/2015/04/a-new-snail-species-named-in-honor-of.html
> >
> > 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
> > >
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