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Biologists do have a sense of humor
Thursday, February 24, 2005

I've already forgotten where I came across these links but the NYT Week in Review has a wonderful article on the naming of insects

Scientists may be serious people, engaged in the pursuit of objective truth. But when it comes to naming species, they often let their hair down.

If you're really interested, you can follow up at Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature. Adonnadonna primadonna anyone!


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