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Wonderful Latin Names, Part 4: Yi qi

(Image: Yi qi © 2015 Brian Choo. Thanks, Brian!)

Latin names can be wonderful for many reasons. So far, I’ve blogged about a bird whose name has rhythm, a fish with a fascinating etymology, and a butterfly named for a pioneering (and amazing) woman in entomology. Today’s entry is Yi qi, a newly described dinosaur whose name is interesting in origin and sound, and also wonderfully and surprisingly short.

Actually, the dinosaur is pretty wonderful too. Continue reading