Unusual new species names of 2013

Unusual new species names of 2013

By Science News Staff, 10:58 AM November 12, 2013

1. Siats meekerorum

Newly found fossils of this dinosaur show it was anything but meek, probably terrorizing the ancestors of Tyrannosaurus rex.


2. Cardiocondyla pirata

The pirate ant gets its name from the dark ribbon across females’ eyes, resembling a pirate’s blindfold for walking the plank.


3. Cthulhu macrofasciculumque

Found in termite hindguts, this tiny creature with more than 20 flagella is named for H.P. Lovecraft’s tentacle-headed demon Cthulhu.


4. Megachile chomskyi

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