aoikirin Posted March 12, 2018 Share Posted March 12, 2018 I'm trying to figure out the etymology of some of the scientific names of species and genera. For example I looked up aeluro and apparently it means cat in Ancient Greek so Aeluropoda means cat footed or something similar. The flat horned hisser Aeluropoda Insignis means marked cat footed. LOL!!! I found the aeluro morpheme here: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ailur- I have really tried finding the etymology of Gromphadorhina but no luck. I know it's Greek but that's it. Does anyone know what it means? Ps Periplaneta for the pest roaches means around the the planet. Pretty apropos. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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