List of bizarre scientific names from biology
This article collects scientific terms that have a certain bizarre or curiosity within the framework of valid biological nomenclature rules . The naming in biology is clearly regulated by various internationally valid regulations and agreements. In works such as the International Rules for Zoological Nomenclature , the Nomina Anatomica or the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, it is specified when a scientific name is legal and when it is not accepted.
There are always creative names with a certain "entertainment value". This can be due to the selection of the name (naming it after a music group, a film, etc.), the length of the name, its letter composition ( palindrome , many vowels ) or other properties.
- Parastratiosphecomyia stratiosphecomyioides , a gun fly (Stratiomyidae)
- Archaeohystrichosphaeridium , the generic name of a fossil representative of the Acritarcha
- Micropachycephalosaurus hongtuyanensis , a dinosaur
First and last in the alphabet
- Aa , the generic name of an orchid, see Aa (orchids)
- Aaadonta , the generic name of a land snail of the family of the Endodontidae ; this genus has features that the exact opposite of Zyzzyxdonta represent
- Aaages , the generic name of a ladybug
- Aaata , the generic name of a jewel beetle
- Zyzzya , the generic name of a horned silica sponge (not to be confused with Zyzza , a genus of cicadas )
- Zyzzyx , the generic name of a digger wasp
- Zyzzyxdonta , the generic name of a land snail of the Endodontidae family ; this genus has characteristics opposite of Aaadonta
Palindromes are words that can be read from the back and the front with the same meaning.
- Afgoiogfa , generic name of a flat wasp
- Aha ha , an Australian digger wasp in the Crabronidae family; named after the conversation of the discovering researcher (“Aha, a new species!” - “Ha!”).
- Aidemedia , generic name of extinct hawk birds from Hawaii
- Allenella , generic name of a slug
- Orizabus subaziro , a scarab beetle
- Xela alex , a hover fly
- Filago , the genus of felt herbs, is divided by some authors into the genera Filago , Logfia , Gifola and Oglifa .
Named after celebrities
The naming of species after important people is quite common in biology. In the past, mainly important researchers were honored in this way, later also politicians, musicians, artists and film stars. The following names are particularly unusual because they have made the choice of people according to special characteristics of well-known personalities.
- Agra schwarzeneggeri , species of ground beetle namedafter Arnold Schwarzenegger with strongly developed limbs (discovered in Costa Rica in 2002)
- Aleiodes shakirae , a brackish wasp whose parasitic larvae cause its prey to arch like Shakira .
- Anophthalmus hitleri , a ground beetle living in caves, (after Adolf Hitler )
- Arthurdactylus conandoylei , a Brazilian pterosaur (after Arthur Conan Doyle , author of the novel "The Lost World", in which dinosaurs appear)
- Campsicnemius charliechaplini , a long-legged fly ; the naming was based on the movement of the hind legs, whichremindedthe descriptor of Charlie Chaplin .
- Crichtonsaurus , ankylosaurids , named after the American writer Michael Crichton .
- Elvisaurus , a dinosaur with a crest, which made the describer think of Elvis Presley in 1993 (is now included in the genus Cryolophosaurus )
- Jaggermeryx naida , an extinct pig to hippopotamus -like cloven-hoofed animal ( Anthracotheriidae ) which was named after Mick Jagger because of its thick, sensitive lips.
- Kootenichela deppi , an extinct arthropod named after Johnny Depp . The occasion is the animal's scissors, which reminded the name of the film ' Edward Scissorhands ', in which Depp plays the lead role.
- Leporinus enyae , species of tetra from the Orinoco , named after the Irish singer Enya , who hada well-known hitwith Orinoco Flow .
- Sylvilagus palustris hefneri , one from extinction endangered subspecies of marsh rabbit , 1984 named after Hugh Hefner , founder of the men's magazine Playboy , whose trademark is a rabbit head.
- Nelloptodes gretae , a dwarf beetle with plait-like antennae that are reminiscent of Greta Thunberg's plaits.
- Idris elba , a parasitic wasp species from Mexico, named after the British actor Idris Elba .
- Neopalpa donaldtrumpi , a species of palm moth whose scalingremindedthe descriptor of Donald Trump's hairstyle.
Names of fictional people and beings
From the world of legends and fairy tales
- Agra sasquatch , a ground beetle with very large feet ( Sasquatch is another name for the big foot ).
- Agra yeti , also a ground beetle and a close relative of the above species. Named after the well-known snowman Yeti .
- Camelotia , a Triassic dinosaur ( prosauropod ); named after Camelot as it was found in England .
- Cinderella , a barnfly , this is the name of Cinderella in American.
- Thylamys cinderella , the Cinderella fat- tailed pouch ratfrom Argentina and Crocidura cinderella , the Cinderella shrew (subfamily white -toothed shrews) from Africa; also named after Cinderella
- Gargoyleosaurus , adinosaur relatedto the Ankylosaurus , named after the Gargoyles
- Gorgonopsia (Gorgonopsiden),animals namedafter the gorgons of Greek mythology
- Merlinia , a trilobite named Merlin , the magician of the Arthurian legend .
- Excalibosaurus , an ichthyosaur from the Jurassic ; Because of the sword-like upper jaw, the name of King Arthur's legendary sword was chosen here.
- Sanctacaris , a primitive, fossil jaw-claw bearer ; the name means something like "Santa Claws", a corruption of Santa Claus .
- Smok wawelski , an Archosauria named after the Wawel dragon .
- Aquila chrysaetos simurgh , extinct eagle from the island of Crete, named after the mythical creature Simurgh .
Forces of evil and death
- Anubis , a longhorn beetle genus , named after the Egyptian god of the dead
- Anubias , the genus of the spear blades , named after the Egyptian god of the dead , because it can also thrive in particularly dark and hidden places
- Acherontia atropos , the skull hawk with a skull drawing on the body; According to legend, Acheron is the entrance to Hades , Atropos a goddess of fate.
- Atropa belladonna , the black deadly nightshade containing atropine after the Greek goddess of fate Atropos , the “inevitable”, connected with belladonna, “beautiful woman”, from Latin
- Baalzebub , a dwarf web spider
- Beelzebufo , prehistoric toad from Madagascar.
- Persephone Betta , a Kampffischart , because of their dark coloration after mythological underworld shape Persephone is named
- Hades , a genus oftwo-species cubed butterflies , named after the location of the dead in Greek mythology
- Kali , a genus of deep-sea fish from the Black Schlinger family , named after the Hindu goddess of destruction and renewal (called 'The Black', a fitting description of the animals' habitat)
- Mephisto , a genus of hornfish
- Pandora , a genus of mussels, after Pandora
- Satan , a species of catfish . He lives in underground waters and is therefore a true "prince of darkness".
- Vampyroteuthis infernalis , the 'vampire squid from hell'
- Zombia , a genus of palm with a single species on Hispaniola - the descriptor Liberty Hyde Bailey chose the term zombie from Haitian folklore with regard to the home of the palm.
Names based on characters from books, films and television
- Bambiraptor , a theropod dinosaur ; named after the cartoon character Bambi , mainly due to the size of the skeleton.
- Bagheera kiplingi , a jumping spider named after the black panther Bagheera (from Hindi: bāgh ( बाघ ) "tiger") from Rudyard Kipling's jungle book
- Chloridops regiskongi , an extinct honeycreeper from Hawaii ; After it was found, this bird was referred to by a journalist as "a real King Kong finch".
- Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and Cthylla microfasciculumque , two protists , named after the deity Cthulhu and his daughter Cthylla from the stories of HP Lovecrafts and Brian Lumley because of their flagella.
- Darthvaderum , a genus of horn mites ; the SEM images of the mouth region immediately reminded Hunt of Darth Vader .
- Agathidium vaderi , a sponge ball beetle ,also named after Darth Vader because of its helmet-like head.
- Amblyrhynchus cristatus godzilla , a subspecies of marine iguanas, named after the movie creature Godzilla .
- Gojirasaurus , a theropod dinosaur ; Gojira is theoriginal Japanese name of Godzilla .
- Godzillius and the Godzilliidae family , a remipedean group ; the largest known members of these crustaceans live in underground caves. The name was given by the descriptors because of the size of the animal, whose body length is only 43 mm.
- Godzilliognomus , also a remipede, this time the smallest known.
- Pleomothra , another remipede and member of the Godzilliidae; it was named after the gigantic moth Mothra from the Godzilla films.
- Sinemys gamera , a fossil turtle from Japan , named after Gamera, the giant, fire-breathing and flying turtle from the Japanese film series of the same name. The reason for the naming are wing-like protrusions on the shell of the fossil.
- Harryplax severus , a species of crab whose namehonorsboth the marine explorer Harry T. Conley and Harry Potter and Severus Snape from the Harry Potter novels.
- Jára Cimrman , a Czech fictional character , has served an arachnologist four times as the godfather of scorpions, Butheoloides cimrmani (2003), Parabuthus cimrmani (2004) and Chaerilus cimrmani (2012), in whose first description he described Cimrman as a very well-known Czech of the Renaissance . The description of Heterometrus cimrmani in 2004 even contained an extensive, fictitious appreciation. As early as 1995, Czech microbiologists named the coccidia Isospora jaracimrmani , an intestinal parasite of chameleons, after Cimrman.
- Hortipes terminator , a web spider ; named after the terminator due to the shape of the pedipalps , which resemble a futuristic weapon.
- Polemistus chewbacca and Polemistus vaderi , two digger wasps named after characters from Star Wars .
- Otocinclus batmani , a species of the ear grating catfish with a W-shaped mark on the tail fin, also named after Batman .
- Conus tribblei , a cone snail ; named after the descriptor's cat, which in turn is named after the furry "tribbles" that appear on Star Trek .
- Bidenichthys beeblebroxi , a male beard (fish) and Erechthias beeblebroxi , a moth ; both have a "wrong" head and were therefore by Zaphod Beeblebrox from the novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams named
- Fiordichthys slartibartfasti , a male beard (fish) endemic to Fiordland ; named after Slartibartfast, the designer of the fjords in the novel " The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ".
- Stichoplastoris asterix and Stichoplastoris obelix , two species of tarantula from Costa Rica, named after Asterix and Obelix .
- Dracorex hogwartsia , dinosaur named after Hogwarts , the school from the Harry Potter novels.
- Spongiforma squarepantsii , afungus foundin the Malay part of Borneo from the family of the thick tubers relatives , named after SpongeBob SquarePants ( SpongeBob SquarePants ).
- Ginkgoites nannyoggiae , a fossil ginkgo species named after Nanny Ogg from the Discworld novels.
- Yoda purpurata , an acorn worm named after Yoda from Star Wars .
- Sirenoscincus mobydick , a Malagasy skink with fin-like fore limbs and no hind legs, named after Moby-Dick .
- Desmodus draculae . Extinct vampire bat and largest known species of the genus. Named after the Count Dracula .
- Tinkerbella nana , a dwarf wasp named after the little fairy "Tinker Bell" from Peter Pan .
- Ampulex dementor , a species of wasp named after the dementors from the Harry Potter wizard novels. Dementors suck the soul of their victims and thereby render them willless. The wasps of the genus Ampulex are known to paralyze their cockroach prey with the sting of their sting so that they can still walk, but are steered willlessly by the wasp into its nest.
- Ikrandraco avatar , a pterodactyl after the banshee, the flying dragon in the film of the Film Title - Avatar was named.
- Nosferatu , a genus of cichlids from Mexico, named after the vampire Nosferatu
- Xenokeryx amidalae , fossil ungulate named after Princess Padme Amidala from Star Wars .
- Tritonia khaleesi , a nudibranch , named after the character Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones (known by her ruler title "Khaleesi")
- Pheidole drogon and Pheidole viserion , two species of ants from the genus Pheidole , named after two of the three dragons of Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones .
- Lycosa aragogi , species of wolf spider , named after the giant spider Aragog from the Harry Potter stories.
- Eriovixia gryffindori , a species of spider that wasdiscovered in2016 in the Kans Forest in the Indian state of Karnataka . Because of its body shape, it was named by its discoverers after the original owner of the Sorting Hat , Godric Gryffindor from Harry Potter .
- Lusius malfoyi , a species of wasp native to New Zealand that was also named after a Harry Potter character: Lucius Malfoy . The reason for this is that the naming is to show that not all wasps are as dangerous as they are said to be. Lucius Malfoy is considered a devoted servant of antagonist Lord Voldemort , but in the end he betrays him.
- Sollasina cthulhu , an extinct echinoderm , closely related to the sea cucumber . Named after HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu because of its appearance, which is characterized by many tentacles .
- Targaryendraco , a genus of pterosaurs named after the house Targaryen from the fantasy saga A Song of Ice and Fire .
- Trimeresurus salazar , a green pit viper from the lowlands of the western Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh , named after the Parselmouth and Hogwarts -Mitgründer Salazar Slytherin .
From the novels by JRR Tolkien
Due to the popularity of JRR Tolkien , the author of the Lord of the Rings , many animals have been named in his honor by scientists. In 1978, Leigh Van Valen in particular named a large number of mammals from the Paleocene after characters and terms from Tolkien's fictional world Middle-earth .
For the unlinked characters, see the article Characters in Tolkien's World .
- Aenigmachanna gollum , a cave-dwelling snakehead fish , named after Gollum .
- Arcella gandalfi , a shell amoeba with protective armor shaped like Gandalf's hat.
- Aletodon mellon , a mammal from the Paleocene ; mellon comes from the Elvish language Sindarin and means "friend", this word was the password for Moria .
- Ancalagon , a priaps worm from the Cambrian and Ankalagon , a mammal from the Paleocene from the Mesonychia group ; both were named after the dragon Ancalagon .
- Anisonchus eowynae , another mammal ( Urhuftier ) from the Paleocene, named after Eowyn , the sister of King Eomer of Rohan .
- Beorn leggi , an extinct species of tardigrade, named after Beorn , a figure that can switch between bear and human form.
- Bomburia , mammal ( Urhuftier ) from the Paleocene, named after Bombur, a dwarf.
- Bubogonia bombadili and Protoselene bombadili , other mammals from the Paleocene, this time named after Tom Bombadil .
- Claenodon mumak , a mammal from the Paleocene, named after Mûmak , a type of Middle-earth elephant .
- Deltatherium Durini , mammal ( Urraubtier ) from the Paleocene, after the dwarf father Durin named.
- Earendil , a genus of mammals from the Paleocene, named after Eärendil , the father of Elrond .
- Elachista amrodella , E. aredhella , E. caranthirella , E. curufinella , E. daeronella , E. diorella , E. finarfinella , E. gildorella , E. indisella , E. maglorella , E. miriella , E. turgonella , all representatives of the Grass miners named after various elves of Tolkien, u. a. Amrod, Aredhel, Caranthir, Curufin, Daeron, Dior (King of Doriath), Finarfin (King in Aman), Gildor Inglorion, Indis, Maglor, Miriel, Turgon.
- Fimbrethil ambaronae , mammal ( primeval ungulate ) from the Paleocene, named after Fimbrethil, an Entfrau, and Ambaróna, as the deforest was named.
- Gollum , a genus of the shark family Pseudotriakidae , named after Gollum , the former guardian of the ring.
- Gollumia , a genus of snails from Turkey, also named after Tolkien's Gollum
- Gollumjapyx smeagol , a cave-dwelling double- tail discovered in 2006. Sméagol is the “civil” name of Gollum from his time as a hobbit.
- Gwaihiria , a genus of wasps (Diapridae) named after Gwaihir , the king of eagles.
- Litaletes ondolinde , Mammals ( Urhuftiere ) from the Paleocene, named after Ondolindë, the original name of the same city Gondolin .
- Macrostyphlus frodo and Macrostyphlus gandalf , two weevils , named after the hobbit Frodo and the magician Gandalf, respectively .
- Mimotricentes mirielae , mammal from the Paleocene, after the Elbin Míriel .
- Mimatuta morgoth , a mammal ( Urhuftier ) from the Paleocene, named after Morgoth , the "Dark Enemy of the World".
- Mimatuta minuial , a mammal from the Paleocene, named after the Elvish words "Min" for summit and Uial for twilight.
- Mithrandir , a genus of mammals from the Paleocene, after the Sindarin name of the magician Gandalf ( Mithrandir = "gray wanderer").
- Niphredil radagasti , mammal from the Paleocene, after Niphredil, a small flower in Middle-earth, and Radagast the brown.
- Osteoborus orc , not an orc, but a dog from the Pliocene .
- Oxyprimus galadrielae nor a mammal ( Urhuftier ) from the Paleocene, this time named after the elf Galadriel.
- Pericompsus bilbo , a ground beetle , after Bilbo, the title hero of The Hobbit . This beetle was named for the reason: "It was short, fat and had hairy feet".
- Platymastus palantir , once again a mammal from the Paleocene, this time after the palantíri, the seeing stones.
- Protungulatum gorgun , a mammal, named after the forest people for the orcs: gorgûn .
- Smaug , a genus of belt tails namedafter the dragon from the book The Hobbit .
- Smeagol , New Zealand genus of snails from the Smeagolidae family; both names reflect the original name of Gollum, as does Smeagolia , a wasp (Pteromalidae).
- Syconycteris hobbit , a long- tongue bat .
- Thangorodrim thalion , a Paleocene mammal. The Thangorodrim is a mountain in the prehistoric times of Middle-earth, Thalion (Elvish for "the strong") is the nickname of Húrin, a figure from Tolkien's The Silmarillion .
- Tinuviel , a mammal ( primeval ungulate ) from the Paleocene, after the nickname of the most beautiful Elbin Lúthien . Tinuviel means " nightingale ".
- La cerveza , a small butterfly from the Crambidae family ; La cerveza is Spanish and means "the beer". The genus also includes the species La paloma and La cucaracha
Sexual terms in scientific names
Often it is similarities with genitals that influenced the naming.
- Clitoria , the genre of the butterfly beans . The shape of the flowers obviously reminded the person who first described it to the clitoris
- Lycoperdon mammiforme , the flake dusting , a fungus from the genus of the dusting
- Mammillaria , a genus of cacti that is named after Mamilla , the Latin name for nipple ,because of its pronounced warts.
- Ophrys mammosa , the bosom ragwort , an orchid from the Mediterranean region. The pronounced bumps on the flower lip led to this name.
- Vanilla , orchid genus (in German vanilla ), according to Spanish vainilla , diminutive of vaina ( vagina ), alluding to the shape of the fruit.
- Amorphophallus ; the name means something like “misshapen” penis and denotes a genus of the arum family (Araceae), including Amorphophallus titanum , the titan arum with the largest flower in the world.
- Mutinus caninus , a fungus that is related to the stinkhorn ; literally "small dog penis ", German common dog rod .
- Penicillus penis (today Verpa penis ), a penis-shaped shell; see also Penicillus vaginiferus
- Phallus impudicus , the stinkhorn , a mushroom from the Phallaceae family, literally: insolent penis.
- Priapulus , a priapulida worm . The meaning of the whole group of animals is derived from the word "small penis" and relates to the shape of the worms.
- Scrotum humanum , the distal ("lower") end of a thigh bone, which was so named because of its shape, which was reminiscent of a human scrotum ( Scrotum humanum ). This now lost piece was also the oldest documented find of a dinosaur fossil (presumably Megalosaurus ).
Other references to sex
- Bobbit worm ( Eunice aphroditois ), the epithet aphroditois refers to Aphrodite , the Greek goddess of love , Bobbit to a criminal case in which John Wayne Bobbitt's penis was cut off
- Eroticoscincus , generic name of an Australian skink ; translated the animal means "sexy skink"
- Orchidaceae , scientific name for orchids ; comes from the Greek name for testicles , derived from the appearance of the paired, oval tubers of the genus Orchis . Other sources claim that the name comes from the ancient assumption that orchids grew from the sperm of copulating animals.
- Agra phobia , a South American ground beetle , after the English agraphobia , the exaggerated fear of sexual abuse or situations that could lead to it.
- Agra vation , a metallic-green ground beetle from Peru, after the English aggravation (sic), anger, deterioration, aggravation.
- Chaos chaos , an amoeba of the genus Chaos
- Brasilestes stardusti , fossil mammal from Brazil, named after the song Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie .
- Denhama aussa ( Austrian: "That we have to get out" with simultaneous reference to the locality Denham ), an Australian Stabschreckenart for which the Austrian zoologist Franz Werner after lengthy investigations, a new genus was introduced 1912th
- Euglossa bazinga , a type of bee, based on Sheldon Cooper's exclamation "Bazinga!" From The Big Bang Theory series .
- Fenerbache a genus of the tooth parsons , named after the Turkish football club Fenerbahçe Istanbul .
- Heerz lukenatcha is the name of a parasitic wasp. The description was made by PM Marsh, on the form of for naming a commonly-phonetic spelling Humphrey Bogart spoken sentence " Here's looking at you , (kid)." (German translation: " I'll see you in the eye , (Small)! " ) from the film Casablanca .
- Lycoperdon (dust lumps), gr . literally "wolf's fart".
- Mantispa aphavexelte was established in 1994 by the Austrian entomologists Ulrike and Horst Aspöck as a name for a long time due to a mistakenly named species from the captive family. As an ironic distraction from the actual etymology ( “a mistaken one” in Austrian pronunciation), the authors wrote that Aphavexelte was the name of the Greek “goddess of confusion”.
- Parvamussium mordsdrum , a fossil type of mussel, named in dialect Austrian because of its extraordinary size ("Mordsdrum" = a huge thing).
- Tamoya ohboya , a recent box jellyfish ('Oh boy').
- Tupuxuara deliradamus , a pterosaur . The species name translates as "crazy diamond" and is a reference to the Pink Floyd song Shine On You Crazy Diamond .
- Vallonia eiapopeia , Vallonia oops (with the nominate subspecies V. oops oops ) and Vallonia patens tralala are grass snails (family Valloniidae) thatwere describedby Jochen Gerber in1996.
- Vini vidivici , extinct parrot from the Marquesas , named after Julius Caesar's quote Veni vidi vici .
- Ameiva nodam and Ameiva aggerecusans , two species of Peruvian lizards. The name (English “nodam” = no dam or Latin “agger” = dam and “recusare” = to reject) is intended to draw attention to the threat to animals from local dam projects
- Oedipina complex (formerly Oedipus complex ), tropical salamander species from Panama, Ecuador and Colombia, named after the Oedipus conflict .
- Rhyzodiastes (Temoana) xii named after the President of China, Xi Jinping, According to the Chinese scientist Cheng Bin Wang, who works at the Czech Agricultural University in Prague, the extremely rare beetle discovered in China that feeds on rotted wood is a metaphor for the politician, who fights against corruption. Although the discoverer had actually wanted to honor the head of state, Chinese censorship authorities ordered that any mention of the naming of the newly discovered insect species be deleted.
- Deefgea rivuli , a slime-forming bacterium that lives in extremely calcareous water. It bears his name in honor of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the research funding organization .
- Basfia , a genus of bacteria that was named after the chemical company BASF because the first isolated bacterial strain came from the BASF laboratories in Ludwigshafen.
- Proceratium google , a species of ants in Madagascar. Named after Google Inc.'s search engine out of gratitude for Google Earth .
- Callicebus aureipalatii , translated the Golden Palace Monkey , named after the online casino GoldenPalace.com, which bought the name at an auction for the benefit of the Madidi National Park in Bolivia.
- Electrolux , a ray from the sleeper ray family, which sucks in its food and can deliver electric shocks, after the Swedish home appliance company Electrolux , which is best known for its vacuum cleaners.
- Cafeteria , a genus of planktonic living flagellates ( flagellates ) that play an important role in the food chain plays.
- Umma gumma , a species of the demoiselle genus Umma , named after the music album Ummagumma by Pink Floyd .
Mini , a small South American genus of frogs, gives rise to word combinations with the species name such as:
- Mini ature , Mini mum or Mini scule (“miniscule” means tiny in English ).
- Eurythenes plasticus , a deep-sea flea crab ,named to draw attention to the pollution of the oceans by plastic waste.
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- Mark Isaak: Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature (English)
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- These plants and animals have the names of celebrities in Berliner Morgenpost