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 queries@aquaticallatin.info and we’ll do our best answer your query.

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