|Forum topic by Dan'um Style||posted 05-29-2015 10:43 PM||569 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-29-2015 10:43 PM
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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