The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store

Notices

Hynobiid Salamanders (Hynobiidae) This group of Far Eastern salamanders are becoming increasingly popular in captivity, and thanks to the captive breeding efforts of one European hobbyist in particular (you know who I mean), they are becoming easier and easier to acquire.

Reply

 

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 18th January 2019   #1
hynobius
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 4
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: hynobius is an unknown quantity at this point
Default BTW what language is "hynobius" anyway?

I was reading up the taxonomy thread by rodrigo? and got curious..



hynobius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th January 2019   #2
Chinadog
Moderator
 
Chinadog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 43
Posts: 2,600
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Chinadog goes to 11Chinadog goes to 11Chinadog goes to 11Chinadog goes to 11Chinadog goes to 11Chinadog goes to 11Chinadog goes to 11Chinadog goes to 11Chinadog goes to 11Chinadog goes to 11Chinadog goes to 11
Default Re: BTW what language is "hynobius" anyway?

Hi, welcome to the site! :)
I think all scientific names are in Latin, I don't know what Hynobius actually means, though.



Chinadog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th January 2019   #3
FrogEyes
Prolific Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 907
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 8
Rep: FrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.org
Default Re: BTW what language is "hynobius" anyway?

The scientific names of animals follow Latin grammatical rules, in part, but are based upon words of any language [or none at all]. There are scientific names based on acronyms as well as nonsense words. For species names, Tylototriton shanjing is from "Chinese" [there are hundreds of "Chinese" languages, I know], Tylototriton broadoridgus is from English, Phelsuma antanosy is from Malagasy, Litoria oenicolen is from Greek, Tylototriton podichthys is Greek, derived from Lao and other Southeast Asian languages, etc ad nauseum. There are names from Hindi, Quechua, Japanese, Native American languages, Australian aboriginal, Maori, etc. A few are translations, such as podichthys [fish with feet, the Lao term for "newt"] and agricolae [belonging to a farmer, a Latin translation of the German word Bauer, after Aaron Bauer].

I don't know the origin or meaning of Hynobius, and it seems I might have to go back to the original source to find out [but older sources often didn't explain their choices of names]. Meanwhile, I've asked Nick Poyarkov to see if he knows.


Plants, viruses, fungi, and single-celled organisms follow different rules. Mostly, the rules are similar. Plant names are supposed to be Latin or Latinized proper nouns [might have changed since I last dealt with plant rules]. Fungi rules should be most similar to plants. No organism which is not a virus can use the word "virus" in the name, while viruses must contain the word. Currently, plants, animals, and fungi can actually share names. Arizona is both bacterium and snake, Dracaena is both lizard and tree, Salvadora is both plant and snake.



FrogEyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th January 2019   #4
FrogEyes
Prolific Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 907
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 8
Rep: FrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgFrogEyes is considered an Authority at Caudata.org
Default Re: BTW what language is "hynobius" anyway?

Nick says "Hynos" is Greek, meaning "plough", and it's in reference to the pattern of the vomerine teeth.



FrogEyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th January 2019   #5
hynobius
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 4
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: hynobius is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: BTW what language is "hynobius" anyway?

Nice, Im glad i asked; thank you



hynobius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th January 2019   #6
hynobius
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 4
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: hynobius is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: BTW what language is "hynobius" anyway?

Hello, thank you :)



hynobius is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Dusty" or "yucky" looking sand AmandaB Axolotl tank set-ups, filters, substrate 2 6th July 2016 14:25
FS: CB Axolotl Juviniles, "Bulk" sale, 23 Juvies at 4"+ Ashlimarie83 FS: USA 1 29th August 2015 15:58
Good afternoon from "Winterpeg" (also "mosquito capital of the world" LOL) fishgranny Introductions Area 4 17th March 2015 12:57
Question: How many axolotl can live in my 24"x18"x14" in tank mamatoulouse Axolotl General Discussion 20 1st June 2011 06:13
What night of the week would be best for a "scheduled" chat "event" ? SludgeMunkey Forum Questions (technical, not newts!) 35 28th April 2010 22:38


All times are GMT. The time now is 00:49.