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Etymology of the scientific species names of the beetle fauna of Germany


The etymology module allows you to search the origin of the scientific species names of the beetles if the German fauna. Often they are derived from words from Latin and ancient Greek and describe the beetle and its properties. So who want's to learn what Harpalus rufipes actually means, has found the right place on kerbtier.de. The basis of this module is the publication "Erklärung der wissenschaftlichen Käfernamen aus Reitters Fauna Germanica" by Sigmund Schenkling, published in 1917 at K.G. Lutz in Stuttgart. I have added some editorial amendments and translated the entire work into English.


Search: Scientific species name (com­plete), or genus/​species suffix, at least two characters. Case sensitive!   


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