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kellygirl

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There is one tarantula that has a funky latin AND common name...

Psalmopoeus reduncas (Orange Bucal Treespider)

What is the "bucal" part from?

kellygirl
 

LaRiz

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further...
According to Henry Beechold's Article in the Sept/Oct '97 ATS Forum, called "A Key to the Pronunciation and Meaning of Scientific names of Popular Species, Part II",
Psalmopoeus (Greek) means, song + create, and
reduncus (Latin) means, bent, curved back
Good trivia there.
john
 

kellygirl

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Sorry! :( I did cut 'n' paste from a price list I found. Didn't know any better.......

Thanks for the info LaRiz! :)

Anyone know what "bucal" is?

kellygirl
 

mebebraz

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cute spiders too, I have a sling that I got from Regals at a show.
 

deifiler

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Originally posted by LaRiz
further...
According to Henry Beechold's Article in the Sept/Oct '97 ATS Forum, called "A Key to the Pronunciation and Meaning of Scientific names of Popular Species, Part II",
Psalmopoeus (Greek) means, song + create, and
reduncus (Latin) means, bent, curved back
Good trivia there.
john
could you maybe post a link to that site? as of now ive been using my crappy latin dictionary and a greek online translator to figure out the scientific names meaning and pronunciation

cheers!
 

pronty

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Originally posted by deifiler
could you maybe post a link to that site? as of now ive been using my crappy latin dictionary and a greek online translator to figure out the scientific names meaning and pronunciation

cheers!
Hi deifiler,
I guess you haven't checked out your thread at BTS forum, the links were given there by Sjef.
But here are the links again:
Pronunciation: http://atshq.org/articles/beechwp1.html
Meaning: http://atshq.org/articles/beechwp2.html
 
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