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>The ei ghteenth century zoologist had little compunction about
>some of the names they gave to animals. Off the top of my head
>I can think of Phallusia (a tunicate). The type species of th at
>one is P. mammiculata - the phallus covereed with little breasts.
Botanists too - don't forget the well-known pea genus Clitoria, whose
flowers are certainly reminiscent of - well, modesty prevents me...
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