Re: What's in a name (mostly not birds)

To: Birding-Aus <>
Subject: Re: What's in a name (mostly not birds)
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 23:33:52 +1000
Michael Todd wrote:
Thanks for finding this site and passing it on to Birding-aus. I recommend people take a look at it. Its hilarious what taxonomists have done in the past.

I'm glad you enjoyed it.

While less relevant to the "longest name" segway, the other tabs at the
top of the page (Etymologies, Puns, Gene Names etc.) are also good fun
and/or value.  (For instance, I didn't know that "guanine", one of the
four bases of DNA, was originally isolated from guano - bird dung.)

The logical starting point is the intro:


   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

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