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Intersting name for a new species

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by atraxrobustus, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. atraxrobustus

    atraxrobustus Arachnoknight Active Member

  2. pyro fiend

    pyro fiend Arachnoprince

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  3. atraxrobustus

    atraxrobustus Arachnoknight Active Member

    Haha, but gee, last time I checked, the nomenclature was supposed to be in the Latin tradition. lol. Its the only place we use Latin at all -- besides in the practice of medicine and the practice of law anymore. They probably wouldn't have said ' Aphonopelma ' if they hand't been stuck with it. They could have at LEAST said cashi as opposed to johnnycashi - it would have been a bit more dignified, dont you think?
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  4. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnobaron

    At least they used genitive. :D
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  5. atraxrobustus

    atraxrobustus Arachnoknight Active Member

    Gee, and to think that I get to do a redirect page on wikipedia for this, and then some individual whom knows nothing about spiders is going to get into an edit war over it. Priceless. :happy:
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  6. pyro fiend

    pyro fiend Arachnoprince

    i mean its kinda a dead language so we cant really do much with the little we have imo... but some of them are interesting...in the aspect of somone thought "wouldnt it be bada** to name the Aptostichus we found Bonoi because we love bono?"
  7. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnobaron

    On the other hand, nomenclature isn't Latin, it's just latinized and full of words of all possible origins. English surnames are common part of it since 19th century. But I agree that this way of using both firstname and surname is a bit unfortunate.
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  8. Scarabyte

    Scarabyte Arachnosquire

    Well I mean, it's not a T but Heteropoda Davidbowie is a thing. Not the first time it has happened :p
    Also that new species is gorgeous, such a wonderful Tarantula
  9. This species if kept in captivity and escape will be easily found in your bath room popping meds or in your liquor cabinet.:hungover:
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  10. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

    Because whoever discovered the species named it as such. That's why you see unusual names like Megaphobema peterklaasi, Heteropoda davidbowie, etc...
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  11. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnonomicon Staff Member

    I forgot the genus, but there's also a rickwesti out there.
  12. I believe it's Avicularia rickwesti, I am not 100% on that.
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  13. Walker253

    Walker253 Arachnobaron

    It's a black tarantula found in the area of the Folsom prison in California. This one actually makes sense.
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  14. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince

    I think B. klaasi is also named after Peter Klaas.
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  15. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnobaron

    Yes it is. Brachypelma klaasi (Schmidt & Krause, 1994) is nice example how it should look.
    - named after collector of holotype female and not some random celebrity
    - only surname used
    - genitive form
    Perfect :)
  16. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    I won't rest untill we a Pamphobeteus danzigi.. I mean it just rolls of the tongue so well.. Just go ahead and say it you'll see..And Danzig I mean come on...It's Danzig :angelic:...
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  17. Jmanbeing93

    Jmanbeing93 Arachnosquire

    And sings about how you're going to "cry,cry,cry" when you stick your hand in his tank.

    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
  18. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    It has changed to Antillena rickwesti IIRC.
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  19. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    Lyrognathus giannisposatoi, named in honour of Gianni Sposato, a genus Selenocosmia expert, and clearly of Italian heritage :mooning:
  20. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    I think Danzig is happy, for that 0.1 Ephebopus murinus honoured well his 'Skeleton' Misfits days costume.
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