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


The etymology module allows to "translate" many scientific species names of the beetles from the German fauna. Often, their names are derived from Latin or ancient Greek words which describe the beetle and its properties. Those interested to learn what Harpalus rufipes actually means, have 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, genus, species suffix, ≥2 characters. Case sensitive!
  


Matching terms: 14


ater, atra, atrum
(āter, ātra, ātrum)
black
aterrimus, a, um
(atérrimus, a, um)
deep black
elaterii
(elatērii)
on squirting cucumber, Elatērium
elaterinus, a, um
(elaterīnus, a, um)
Elater-like
elateroides
(elateroīdes)
genus Elater and gr. eidēs, similar
frater
(frāter)
brother
lateralimarginalis, e
(lateralimarginālis, e)
concerning the side, látus, láteris, and marginālis, marginate
lateralis, e
(laterālis, e)
concerning the side, látus, láteris
lateripunctatus, a, um
(lateripunctātus, a, um)
concerning the side, látus, láteris, and punctātus, dotted
lateritius, a, um
(laterītius, a, um)
brick red
Stenus
(Sténus)
gr. stenós, narrow
Stenusa
(Stenūsa)
gr. stenós, narrow
sublateralis, e
(sublaterālis, e)
somewhat distinguished by the sides
waterhousei
(waterhōūsei)
(pron. Waterhausi), after George Robert Waterhouse of the British Museum in London, died in 1888


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