Linguistic Speculative Cryptozoology

After all, if chemists can predict the existence and properties of new elements based on the periodic table, I see no reason why we shouldn’t be able to predict new Plovers and their properties with a similarly organised table

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Extruding Clam, perhaps?

wait… currently dead?

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I don’t know if he’s been dead and then alive and is now dead again! The authors are rather imprecise on those sorts of details.

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Rock Pigeon / Rock Dove implies:

Wood Pigeon
Clay Pigeon
Metallic Pigeon
Chili Pigeon

Diamond Dove
Fruit Dove
Velvet Dove
Golden Dove
Soap Dove
Pea Dove
Chocolate Dove

…wait

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I think I’ve probably seen all of those in the field by now- or thought I did. ;)

Or, that could also imply
Fred Penguin

(this Adele was reportedly well-known enough early last century that some people, including my grandmother, named their daughters Adele too)

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I assume that’s the opposite of Glorious Habrosyne Moth. I saw there was also a
Lettered Habrosyne Moth
so I propose the
Undergrad Habrosyne Moth

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Since I don’t live in the USA, is this a good place to ask about live oaks.
Why is ‘live’ a way to describe specific oaks?

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It’s evergreen? That’s what I always assumed, anyway.

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Rock Pigeon / Rock Dove implies:

Taken another way, it could imply:

Blues Pigeon
Folk Pigeon
Classic Pigeon
Jazz Pigeon
Electronica Pigeon
…and so forth

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It’s evergreen unlike most other oaks

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Wait as half of them actually exist?.)

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All of them, although not all are animals ;)

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Polite shrew
Common shrew
Potty-mouthed shrew

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Brother (sister) of Lesser Emperor - Greater Peasant


Bird-of-hell

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I love your illustrations! Especially the bird-of-hell

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Thank you very much!

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So if there is already a Common Goldeneye, wouldn’t that also imply the existence of a
Common Goldfinger
Common Thunderball
Common Moonraker
Common Octopussy…

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https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/901109-Enypniastes-eximia implies the existence of the Headed Chicken Monster.

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People eat octopussy, but thunderballs would be indigestible.

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