Re: Dead Horses?
- Subject: Re: Dead Horses?
- From: Don Martinson <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 10:30:04 -0500 (CDT)
>Very sorry about the accidental quote-only mail I just sent...
>I was only going to comment briefly that the species name "musciverous"
>suggests the meaning "musky"...
>I'm not good enough with my Latin to know if that really IS what it means
>(lots of people have made mistakes with plausible etymologies before, and I'm
>one of them), but it certainly sounds plausible.
Actually, the word musca (singular), -ae (plural), being the Latin
for fly, I would guess that the name might suggest being attractive
to flies. I can't say specifically about Helicodiceros, but for
many of these, the smell is beyond musky.