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Forum topic by Dan'um Style posted 05-29-2015 10:43 PM 587 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2015 10:43 PM

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Getting to name a species of animal gives scientists an opportunity to show off a little creativity and flair.

Jonathan Armbruster hit the pitch-perfect balance between pizzaz and staying true to the creature when he named a previously unidentified catfish after a “Star Wars” character. Just look at the side-by-side comparison of Greedo and the fish above; Armbruster couldn’t have been more on point.

The professor and fish curator for Auburn University Museum of Natural History named the fish Peckoltia greedoi, as described in an article published in ZooKeys, a peer-reviewed open access journal. Auburn’s David Werneke and Milton Tan were co-authors.

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#1 posted 05-29-2015 10:48 PM

I’d like to be able to carve a mask like the one the the left.

The one on the right looks like good eatin.

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#2 posted 05-29-2015 11:38 PM

Good one Dan’um. Nice to see that new fauna is still being found.

Madts.

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#3 posted 05-30-2015 12:33 AM

Just more proof that our planet has been visited by aliens and they left their “seed”.

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#4 posted 05-30-2015 12:45 AM

ha ha … one on the lefty is a seedy looking character

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