by Piter Kehoma Boll
This is a list of species names that I find particularly beautiful, funny or interesting in any other way.
1. Tyrannus melancholicus, the melancholic tyrant. A severe ruler with a gloomy look.
2. Gloriosa superba, the superb glorious one. Beautiful and proud of it.
3. Narcissus poeticus, the poetic narcissus. Writing sweet words about its own reflection.
4. Arca noae, Noah’s Ark. Now try to put all those animals in it.
5. Phallus impudicus, the shameless phallus. Sort of pornographic.
6. Draco volans, the flying dragon. Not quite the Daenerys type.
7. Claudea elegans, the elegant Claudia. An elegant lady indeed.
Do you have any species name that you particularly like? Tell us in the comments!
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