[Taxacom] Is there a taxon named after Wikipedia?

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Tue Oct 20 18:56:19 CDT 2015


> 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.

Minor tidbit here:  though the cricket may pre-date the website, they both share common etymology.  That is, assuming the cricket was named after the Hawaiian word "wiki", which means "quick" -- which is the original basis of the word "wiki" as it is used in Wikipedia.

Aloha,
Rich




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