un691cs at genius.embnet.dkfz-heidelberg.de
Fri Aug 19 03:54:22 EST 1994
> Not too sure about binomial nomenclature, but in the recent "Intervention"
> series of books by Julian May (sequel to the Saga of the Exiles series) talk
> was made for a long time about large areas of the northwestern wilderness
> areas being preserves for the "Macropodes". This was all a bit of a mystery to
> someone from Oz (macropods are kangaroos and wallabies, which, aside from the
> occasional sighting in Dorset and Surrey, aren't normally found outside this
> wdie brown land). It wasn't until the main character went camping there that
> the penny dropped for this reader.
> How about "Homo macropodis"
> On a similar note, for hobbits, how about "Homo trichomacropodis"
> I've got an idea that this is getting rather out of control
how about Homo imaginaris ?
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