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Three New Aussie Beetle Species Have Been Named After The Legendary Bird Pokemon – Press Start Australia

A Canadian professor of etymology and his colleague, a Taiwanese PhD candidate from our own Australian National University has named newly discovered beetles after…

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A Canadian professor of etymology and his colleague, a Taiwanese PhD candidate from our own Australian National University has named newly discovered beetles after three legendary Pokémon; Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos. The beetles are named Binburrum articuno, Binburrum moltres and Binburrum zapdos.
So, how did this all come about? Dr Darren Pollock of Eastern New Mexico University discovered a new genus of beetles from Australia, which he had named “Binburrum” in 1995. About a year ago, PhD student,…

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