Scientific name meanings

Stugy

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Well today I had a sudden interest in the meanings of many scorpions scientific names. At the moment all I remember is; Crassicauda - Fat Tail let's get some more on the list please :p
 

Red Eunice

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That would be nice info to have, but I can't contribute any at this time.
I do recall, while on the ATS website, there was a 2 part download on the pronunciation of many T species. Gave language origin ( Latin, Greek and others) and what each meant. I.e. Brachypelma is Greek, short + (sole of) foot ; vagans is Latin, wanderer. Would be great if one was done for scorpions.
 

TheScorpionMan

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Well today I had a sudden interest in the meanings of many scorpions scientific names. At the moment all I remember is; Crassicauda - Fat Tail let's get some more on the list please :p
I think Androctonus Australis translates to something like southern man killer.
 
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