Plant and Bird Names

There are quite a few examples of scientific names stretching across plants and animals (hemihomonyms). Most of the animals in question are insects and invertebrates, though some are fish, and occasionally mammals (Nelsonia) and birds (Archboldia, Leptosomus). In the Western Palearctic, we are blessed with two bird/plant hemihomonymic genera. Prunella can refer to either accentors … Read more Plant and Bird Names