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Name game

Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:30 am

Let's study while play ;)

We know that it is hard to remember scientific name (binomial nomenclature), so c'mon let's play with it. Write a real and available scientific name you can remember (can be plants, animals, microbes) and the common name for it, but not that easy, you must start your name after the last character of the previous post... Understood? Confused? Aarrggh, I know I am bad at making sentences :( :lol: Well, see the example:

#1 post: Hippocampus erectus = Lined seahorse; northern seahorse (U.S.A.)

#2 post: Sagittaria latifolia = Broadleaf Arrowhead, Wapato

#3 post: Aspergillus fumigatus =

etc.

Don't forget to write the name in proper way as Carollus Linnaeus told ;) If you have figure for your species, it would be nice :)



Ok, I start with this one: Panax ginseng = Korean ginseng

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Postby canalon » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:14 pm

I follow with Giardia lamblia.
Not any other name its a Single celled flagellated protozoa causing the famous (in Canada at least) Beaver fever.
More about it here. A rather nasty pathogen that has caused a few epidemics by contaminating public water systems.
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Postby alextemplet » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:42 am

Ambulocetus natans
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Postby alextemplet » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:43 am

Sorry, I forgot to explain what it is. :oops: It's an early form of amphibious whale, lived about 50 million years ago.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:38 am

Saccharomyces cerevisiae = yeast

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Postby MrMistery » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:43 pm

Equus caballus - horse

Made the thread sticky and moved to general discussion.
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Postby x_forensics=life_x » Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:57 am

Synemon sophia

Its just a lovely Orange-Spotted Sun Moth. ok? lol
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Postby Dr.Stein » Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:51 am

Astrosarkus idipi

A new genus and species of Oreasteridae (Valvatida; Asteroidea) from the central Pacific and southern Indian Oceans.

http://www.geology.uiuc.edu/~fossils/Ch ... /Astro.pdf
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Postby baikuza » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:26 am

Ipomea batatas

hm... i think every one know this.
(i'm in a lazy periode. so i'm sorry)

use this
http://nature.jardin.free.fr/grimpante/ ... tatas.html
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Postby canalon » Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:41 pm

Salmonella enterica subsp enterica ser. Emek.

One of the few thousands serovars of the Salmonella genus. Nothing special but it gives a more challenging last letter. Otherwise with Latin we will soon have exhausted species with names starting with S, A, I and E...
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The Name Game

Postby Carolynparsons » Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:22 pm

Kochia scoparia ~ Mexican Fireweed

Perhaps the last letter in the common name would be better and therefore not exhausting S, A, I, and E.
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Postby x_forensics=life_x » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:11 pm

Ara Macao

Scarlet Macaw :)
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