Lady Gaga has a genus of 19 species of ferns named after her. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
There is actually 2 distinct species of Red Panda meaning it is no longer considered the only species in its genus. cbc.ca/news/technology/re…
Nightshade is actually genus, not a species and tomatoes and eggplant are species within that genus. britannica.com/plant/nigh…
"Pussy willow" is a name given to many of the smaller species of the genus Salix (willows and sallows) when their furry catkins are young in early spring. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pus…
Today I learned of the Tibetan blackbird, living in the Himalayas. As a type of bird called a thrush its genus classification is "Turdus" (Latin for "thrush"). And since the Tibetan blackbird is larger than the common blackbird, it has been given the species name "Turdus Maximus." avibase.bsc-eoc.org/speci…
Gooty Sapphire Ornamental is the only blue species of Tarantula of genus Poecilotheria. It is found in Andhra Pradesh India.It is classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) downtoearth.org.in/covera…
The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid of South America. It is neither a fox nor a wolf. It is the only species in the genus Chrysocyon which literally means "golden dog", and it communicates mainly by scent markings and a kind of "roar-barking." Its urine smells like weed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
All members of the Canis genus (wolves, jackals, coyotes, dholes and lycaons) are genetically compatible, meaning they can have healthy, fertile puppies as if they all belonged to the same species en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Today I learned of an newly discovered organism called Lithoredo abatanica that eats stone and excretes sand. It is a shipworm, a group of burrowing animals known for eating woods and related to clams, but so different from known examples that it is both a new species and genus. nytimes.com/2019/06/18/sc…
The American Bison’s scientific name (genus and species) is merely Bison Bison nationalzoo.si.edu/animal…
The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), the only species in genus Ondatra, is a medium-sized semi-aquatic rodent native to North America and is found in wetlands over a wide range of climates and habitats. Muskrats mate while underwater and can also hold their breaths for up to 20 minutes underwater. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
The genus Amanita contains about 600 species of mushrooms and is responsible for approximately 95% of the fatalities resulting from mushroom poisoning, with the 'death cap' accounting for about 50% on its own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama…
Orchid bees (Euglossa genus) are native to a broad area of Central America and have been recently introduced to Florida. There are over 250 species of orchid bees and they are typically bright metallic blue, green, coppery, or golden in sheen and color. They feed on the aromatics of orchids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug…
The red panda is so unique, it has no close relatives. It's the only living species in its genus AND family. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
The maned wolf is the largest canid of South America. It looks more like a long-legged fox than a wolf. Genetic studies show that it is neither fox nor true wolf, but a distinct species. It is the only member of its genus, Chrysocyon. nationalzoo.si.edu/animal…
Today I learned of the pirate-perch, a small American fish that is unique enough to be the only species in not only its genus, but its whole family. This is in part due to its assemblage of unique traits: among them, it has its cloaca (anus and genital region) just under its head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pir…
American singer and songwriter Lady Gaga has a genus of 19 species of ferns named after her. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
The Pieza genus of fly has species called Pieza kake, Pieza pie, Pieza rhea and Pieza deresistans. nytimes.com/2005/02/20/we…
Poecilotheria metallica is a species of tarantula that it is covered in blue hair. Like others in its genus it exhibits an intricate fractal-like pattern on the abdomen. The species' habitat is just a 100 sq. km (39 sq mi) area in central southern India. No human fatalities have been reported. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe…
There's a genus of spiders in which each species' name is a palindrome en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Earwigs aren't a species β€” or a genus or family β€” they're an order, Dermaptera, which means that calling something an "earwig" is as specific as calling something a "beetle" or "fly" and less specific than calling something a "butterfly". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
Dinosaur names like "Triceratops", "Stegosaurus" and "Velociraptor" are just the name of the Genus they belong to, and the actual species' names are "Triceratops prorsus", "Stegosaurus stenops" and "Velociraptor mongoliensis". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
There's an extinct synapsid species named Bulbasaurus phylloxyron (phylloxyron means razor leaf), whose genus name comes from its bulbous nasal structures and not the Pokemon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
An unrelated genus of bipedal human-like apes, Paranthropus, co-existed with early human species such as Homo erectus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
There's a genus of beetle called Ytu and that there's a species within that genus called Ytu brutus. jstor.org/stable/4000121?…
In 2011 a fossil of a new genus species of Dinosaur called the Nodosaur was found in Canada with it's body mostly intact and its skin still on. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
The misidentified species of Arrhinolemur scalabrinii, classified for over 100 years as a primate without a nose, was actually a member of Leporinus, a genus of fish. today.oregonstate.edu/arc…
There is a genus called "Han" which contains only one species: Han Solo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
There is a genus of orchids called Dracula, including the species Dracula vampira en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
The long extinct Dire Wolf (Canis Dirus, "fearsome dog") is the largest species of the genus Canis known to have existed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir…
In the year 2000 a new type of ant was found in the Amazon. It was so unlike anything previously recorded that it was not only recognized as a new species, it also became the sole member of a new genus, AND subfamily. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The Aardvark is the lone species in its genus which is the lone genus in its family which is the lone family in its order. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Today I learned about a genus of Hawaiian spider known as "Orsonwelles," named in honor of the actor, with many of the species names being references to Welles' oeuvre (e.g. "Orsonwelles othello" and "Orsonwelles polites" with polites being Greek for "citizen") en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ors…
Hydrangea is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Japan, and Korea. wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydran…
There is a genus of Hawaiian giant spiders named after film director Orson Welles. It includes 13 species, 11 of which are named after different Orson Welles movies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ors…
Today I learned of Predatoronoops, a genus of spider endemic to Brazil's Atlantic forest. The genus is named after the Predator franchise, and every species in the genus is named after one of the franchise's characters (i.e. Predatoroonops dutch, Predatoroonops billy, etc.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
There is a genus called Crikey and a snail species called Crikey steveirwini named after the famous TV personality Steve Irwin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
There is a genus of frog called pseudacris. One species, the Western Chorus Frog, is known to survive after being frozen. ontarionature.org/protect…
The Genus-Species name for a Western Gorilla is Gorilla Gorilla, and the Genus-Species-Subspecies for a Western Lowland Gorilla is Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
"generic" and "specific" are derived from "genus" and "species" and were originally scientific biological terminology en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Paleontologists named an extinct species of bandicoot from Australia after Crash Bandicoot. The genus is Crash, and species bandicoot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
There is a genus of 13 species of small fishes that numbers up to a quadrillion individuals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyc…
- The Bullshark is not the only species of shark that can live in completely fresh water. There are three species in the Glyphis genus in southeast Asian and Australia that are only found in rivers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riv…
Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and brussels sprouts are the same *species*. I knew they were the same genus, but...?! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
The cannibis plant species sub genus is a sister plant to the hops humulus plant used in brewing beer. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
The aardvark is the most unique animal since it is the only species that has its own genus, family, and order. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ory…
Stephen Jay Gould discovered that all sea-dwelling creatures are not of the same genus, nor are they in any way related to one other, and that there is no common evolutionary ancestor for all species of fish. He concluded that there is no such thing as a Fish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QI_…
Felix and Sylvester are names commonly associated with cats because they represent the Genus (felis) and Species (f. silvestris) of european wildcats, from whom modern domestic cats have genetic ancestry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
In 2015, a new species of Iranian spider, Filistata maguirei, was named after Tobey Maguire in honor of his portrayal of Spider-Man. That same year, Maguire was commemorated in the name of the newly established genus Maguimithrax, a type of spider crab. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
The blind snake Xenotyphlops grandidieri, native to Madagascar and critically endangered, is the only member of its species, genus, and family. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xen…
Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, savor, kohlrabi, and Chinese kale are all the same genus and species. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Today I learned of a species of fish called the "Boops boops" and its genus, also called Boops. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
Only animal can have same Genus and species name(Boops boops, hyaena hyaena, and Bison-bison for example), because it is forbidden for botany under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature merriam-webster.com/dicti…
The genus Kamera contains only one species, a unicellular, flagellate organism named Lens. Kamera Lens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
Australian marine biologists created the genus "Bazinga" in 2013 for a previously undiscovered species of tiny jellyfish, "Bazinga rieki". They named it after Dr. Sheldon Cooper's catchphrase. advancedaquarist.com/blog…
Myrmarachne is a genus of jumping spiders which imitate an ant by waving their front legs in the air to simulate antennae. Some species also look strikingly like ants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myr…
Today I learned of biologist Neal Evenhuis who found 3 new species of flies from the genus Pieza, he gave them the species names of Pieza ria(pizzeria), Pieza pie(Pizza Pie) and Pieza kake(Pizza cake) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nea…
A genus of ferns and two species of ferns have been named in Lady Gaga's honour. wired.com/wiredscience/20…
Dire Wolfs actually exist, and are an extinct species of the genus 'Canis'. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dire_w…
The fossil ant species Casaleia longiventris was described in 1849, but the genus Casaleia was not named until 1990. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
The species genus name for gorillas is gorilla gorilla en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
There is an animal whose genus-species name is Pica pica. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The Western lowland gorilla's genus, species, and subspecies is Gorilla gorilla gorilla. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
There was a genus of frogs in Australia that gave birth through the mouth. Both species in the genus became extinct in the mid-1980s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
95% of all land vertebrates in the early Triassic were members of a single genus. No other genus or species has ever been so dominant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lys…
The Black-Billed Cuckoo and Yellow-Billed Cuckoo, two American species, do not belong to the same genus as the Common Cuckoo of Europe, and do not usually lay their eggs in other birds' nests. allaboutbirds.org/guide/B…
Homo floresiensis ("Flores Man"; nicknamed "hobbit" and "Flo") is an extinct species in the genus Homo. The remains of an individual that would have stood about 3.5 feet (1.1 m) were discovered in 2003. This species may have lived as recently as 12,000 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
The bark from several species of trees in the genus Cinchona (known as Jesuit's Bark or Peruvian Bark) was the first successful treatment of malaria, and it's active principle quinine is continually used today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
Different types of clouds are classified into genus and species, just like organisms (e.g. Altocumulus lenticularis). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The genus Nabokovia and a number of butterfly and moth species are named after Vladimir Nabokov or names from his novels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
Hakelocaris vavassorii is an extinct species of prawn that lived during the Cenomanian period. It is the only species in the genus Hakelocaris. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
Some species of a feline genus are semi-aquatic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
On a dare, a scientist named a newly discovered trilobite species that belonged to it's own genus Han solo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
According to the fossil record, there was possibly a point in history where there were FOUR live species of the homo genus... And we homosapiens have roamed the earth with a total of (at least) FIVE. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
There is a group called "HORG", that gives a genus and species to occlupanid's, more commonly know as the piece of plastic that keeps bread bags sealed. horg.com/horg/
Today I learned about the rare shrub Amborella which is only found on a single island in the South Pacific. Not only is it the last surviving Species of its Genus, but also of its entire Family AND Order en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…

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