A 1 question quiz

pandinus

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i just realized something while reading earlier today, something i thought was rather amusing. Rather than telling, i thought it would be fun to see if anyone can guess it first. I know this is too easy for some of you, but i thought some people might enjoy it.

Here's the question: In the buthidae family there are 80 genera. Out of these 80, there is only one genus that is completely represented in the hobby. what is this genus?



John
 

EAD063

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Hey John, my under-educated guess would be babycurus since theres only a few differnt species of those which are somewhat readily aviable right?

Ed

EDIT: If theres a choice of 2 opinions I guess I'd have to use hottentotta as my back up anwser....good thing this isn't final jeopardy.
 

Thiscordia

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Hey John, my under-educated guess would be babycurus since theres only a few differnt species of those which are somewhat readily aviable right?

Ed

EDIT: If theres a choice of 2 opinions I guess I'd have to use hottentotta as my back up anwser....good thing this isn't final jeopardy.
Well now we are 2 persons thinking the same there's only:
Babycurus jacksonii & B. gigas.
So correct us if we are wrong.

-.Raul
 

Crono

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Actually the correct answer should simply be the genus Odonturus.
I got a little ahead of myself.
 
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pandinus

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Odonturus dentatus
Nice Job! very speedy response!:D

Although i guess it's not as big a deal to represent an entire genus when it only has one species. lol.

Kudos to you too, Dave.;)


John
 

Nazgul

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Hi,

actually there´s another monotypic buthid genus which is represented in the hobby, although there´s only one person in possession of specimens so far: Karasbergia ;). Oh, and I used to keep a single male of Vachoniolus some time ago, another monotypic genus.
 

skinheaddave

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Alex,

I also believe that someone had a Zabius birabeni at some point a few years back. Might be mistaken -- but I think it was mentioned on either ScorpFans or similar. Since Z.fuscus is occasionally represented, that would complete that genus.

Cheers,
Dave
 

pandinus

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alright, perhaps i should have said widely represented in the hobby.


John
 

skinheaddave

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I forget which comedian it was that said "I have the largest collection of sea shells in the world -- I keep them scattered on all the beaches" or something to that effect.

Cheers,
Dave
 
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