Naming Uncatalogued Species


Some species don't have to be cataloged to be named. Some are even made up.

Based on some of these underwater photos, as well as sonar diagrams created around the same time, Rines and Sir Peter Scott — a photographer and conservationist — decided to formally describe and name the monster of Loch Ness. They published the description in Nature, one of the world’s most respected scientific journals, which guaranteed them international attention. The scientific name they selected was Nessiteras rhombopteryx, which is derived as follows: the first part of Nessiteras is obvious, referring to Nessie and thus the name of its home, Loch Ness. The second part ostensibly derives from the Greek teras; the authors write that since Homer, this term has been used to mean “a marvel or wonder, and in a concrete sense for a range of monsters which arouse awe, amazement and often fear.” The specific epithet is a combination of the Greek rhombos, for rhomboidal, and pteryx, for fins or wings. Scott and Rines write that, literally translated, Nessiteras rhombopteryx means “the Ness wonder with a diamond fin.”
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  1. It is with profound sadness that the family of Bob Garrett with heavy hearts announce that Bob passed away after a short fight with a Booger named "Sue". Sue is actually a juvenile male Sasquatch.Bob will be buried in a large Ziploc bag. Servise at 7:00 p.m at Bible Baptist Church, Anytown. USA

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  2. No will deliver the eulogy. Guests are invited to urinate on the casket as its lowered into the grave.

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  3. BOOBOO is a monkey
    MONKEY IS A BOOBOO
    YOU HAVE "COLD FEET".

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  4. R.I.P. Bob Garrett- A great storyteller who was a master at his craft. The telling of the stories were his legacy
    Y and the facts took a backseat but that was his gift.��

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  5. RIP BOB, your good pal , Lon.

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  6. Your among the Angels now Bob. Maybe now Jesus and St. Micheal showed you the military plans that culminated in the "Dragon" being thrown to earth ( Morroco).

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    1. "HI BOB, I KNOW THE angels are lovin on ya"
      SISSY ������

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  7. ATENTION ALL GARRETT MOURNERS!

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  8. It would seem thstBnkobjb Garrett of the popular "Sasquatch Chronicles. podcast was found alive and well. Tuesday in Co)9m,1930s.

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  9. You Son of a Bitch Garrett!

    Out a bee ashamed of himself.

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