In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The three named genera of the family are apparently endemic to the southwestern North American craton.
- The identification of two named genera in a single organism presents a taxonomic dilemma.
- The cephalochordates include only about twenty species of two genera of organisms commonly called amphioxus.
- In addition, honeyeaters are known to forage on a range of plant families, genera and species at any one time, and do not rely on a single plant species for food.
- Both the genus and species name of this aggressive flycatcher are from the Latin word for tyrant.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.