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Re: Silly names (was "raptor" names (was ...etc



Ronald Orenstein wrote:
>
> Anyway, invertebrate-taxonomy folks have lots of fun with names.  There is
> a spider named Draculoides bramstokeri, and two wasps named Polemistus
> chewbacca and P. yoda!
> 

        I seem to remember an extinct species of snake from Australia
called "Monty Pythonus" or something similar. It just shows you
what happens when palaeontologists have too much time on their
hands  :)

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