Funny, long, or just plain weird animal names

Thanks!

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Link: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/the-name-game

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Imperial Shag is one of my favorites.

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“species Phallus, a lookalike of male urinary device” Classic description!

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Wow, I had no idea there were so many hilarious names!!! :laughing:
One of our family’s most loved insults is your such a Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

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That’s the same reasoning behind genus clitoria .

Linnaeus shocked a lot of people with that one. His contemporaries had a lot of negative things to say about his choice of name, and some of the worries they expressed were that young students (assumed to be all male) would either not understand why he called it that or that it would cause them to think about female anatomy too much.

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The two I share with my students are

Aha ha - an Australian wasp

and

Strigiphilus garylarsoni - an African owl louse, named for the cartoonist

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Frequently seen near the Puddingwife.

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Funny, today I just read about a species of bivalve from the East Indies with the scientific name of Fragum (Fragum) fragum. Which I thought was funny for some reason.

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Fragum if they can’t take a joke.

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I’m gonna throw in some plant names, because I once made a very short list of plant names that sound like punk bands (and also to smash the oppressive system of rampant kingdomism going on in this thread):
*Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi)
*Broomrape (Orobanchaceae)
*Sticky Willy (Galium aparine).

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Here you go i have a list of 480 some species.
https://www.inaturalist.org/lists/940186-wierd-names

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Forgot me. https://www.inaturalist.org/lists/940186-wierd-names

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Unequal cellophane bee

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one of my earlier moth observations on iNat where i think I got schooled. They really put the xest in life ;)

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I feel like this would be another punk-flavored Les Claypool project…follow up to Fearless Flying Frog Brigade perhaps?

I’ve always liked Aaadonta and Zyzzyxdonta, 2 genera of tropical land snails described in the same publication. They look rather different and the original description states: “It was thought appropriate that their names be as widely separated as their scultpure.”

Ittibittium gives me a chuckle too.

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The markings on the wing do look like the Hebrew letter nun (נ). <-- This font doesn’t do the similarity justice.

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First that came to mind is the ‘Alien Butt Spider’ [Araneus praesignis]. A decent photo is here.

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