Thread: latin names?
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Old 01-14-04, 05:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you have to deal with large numbers of latin names (i.e. more than just what you have in your own collection) then I find it pays to learn some of the root words. Often you will find that if you know what the individual components mean then it is just like reading.

For example:

C.nigrimanus = black hands
C.gracilis = slender
C.bicolor = you take a guess at this one.

Anything with maculata/maculosus/macul...whatever is going to have spots. Anyhow, you get the idea.


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