Additions to the Lexicon …
New category added to the Lexicon – Eponyms.
An eponym, or eponymous epithet, is where a species is named after a person, usually a fellow scientist, a colleague, a friend, a family member, or a dignitary.
This new category is a work in progress and is initially concentrating on those persons featured in the “ This Day in History …” sidebar.
If you have a question about an epynomic scientific name pertaining to any species of aquatic animal, please contact Aquatical Latin via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best answer your query.