Let us also be sure to mention that the scientific name for the group of nightjars is Caprimulgiformes. “Caprimulgus” is Latin for “goatsucker,” a name they still have, and they were so named because in their twilight flights to catch insects attracted to livestock, it seemed to humans that they were drinking the milk from their goats. And you know what the word for “goatsucker” is in Spanish? “Chupacabra.”
Scientific Name: Rhyncocyon spp Common Name: Boni Giant Sengi Category: Sengi Population: Unknown (declining) Threats To Survival: Highly restricted habitat and distribution, security issues, oil development in area with associated increase in human population in area
Silky Anteater - Cyclopes didactylus This cute creature is a Silky Anteater, also referred to as Pygmy Anteater, and scientifically named Cyclopes didactylus (Pilosa - Cyclopedidae). It is unique in...
Understanding Latin Botanical Names - GENUS (group of similar plants) is listed 1st and capitalized, SPECIES (group within the genus) is lowercase & 2nd part of name, describes the size, color, where originated, or who studied it. The VARIETY is indicated by "var." and is a subgroup of the species. CULTIVARS are enclosed in single quotes. They're bred for desirable characteristics & must be propagated by humans. HYBRID is denoted with an "X" and is a cross between 2 species