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Re: "raptor" names (was Re: Giant raptor claw found)



>>At least we don't have the situation that hemipteran (true bugs) workers do,
>>with the genus name _Chisme_ (pronounced "kiss me"), and other genera
>>_Polychisme_, _Marichisme_, _Dolichisme_, _Ochisme_, etc.

>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!

My favourite is a radiolarian with lots of spikes on it called
_Rectotormentum fornicartum_. Can anyone top that?

Cheers,

Paul


Dr Paul M.A. Willis
Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
Quinkana Pty Ltd
pwillis@ozemail.com.au