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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 18 Systematics: Seeking Order Amidst Diversity Homo sapiens Sciaenops ocellatus Taxonomy is the branch of biology concerned with naming and classifying the diverse forms of life on our planet. Agra sasquatch (it has big feet), Agra phobia , and Agra vation Aha ha Apolysis humbug There is also a snail named Ba humbugi . Lalapa lusa Chiggers like this one are named Trombicula doremi and Trombicula fasola . Theres a clam like this one named Venus mercienaria , which means Venus selling her favors. This midge is named Dicrotendipes thanatogratus . Thanatogratus translates to grateful dead. The largest genus of these remipede crustaceans is named Godzillus . There is a genus of fossil snake named Montypythonvides . A wasp from South America called Pison eu . Two other wasps named Polemistus chewbacca and vaderi . A group of true bugs whose genus names are Ochisme, Florichisme, Marichisme , and so on. A fossil amphibian named Eucritta melanolimnetes , which translates to creature from the black lagoon. And finally a fly genus named Iyaiyai it was originally going to be named I, but a colleague pointed out how awkward it would be to have to write I have small male genitalia Taxonomy...
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