Re scientific names

Subject: Re scientific names
From: (Harvey Perkins)
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 1995 08:55:45 +1000
I thought that the "Birds" volume of (I think it is) the Photographic Index
of Australian Animals by the Australian Museum included explanations of the
sci. names of all the species.  I began compiling a list of scientific name
meanings several years ago before giving up- its much easier to find the
info from an already pubished book- but as a result I do have about ten
pages of stuff and a greek dictionary if you, David, or whoever it is you
were referring to is interested!  One of my favourites by the by, is
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris, the Eastern spinebill (= narrow-nosed


Harvey D. Perkins
Divn Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Faculty of Science                           ph:  +61.6.249 2663
Australian National University              fax:  +61.6.249 0313
Canberra, ACT, 0200,  Australia           email:  

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