New species of snake found in Peru named after Harrison Ford


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Not Athaualpus Incaicus?

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Really? Just discovered. I bet the indigenous peoples of Peru knew about this snake so long ago, but thought nothing of it. It must have a Peruvian name though, have the scientists asked them?

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What were the scientists doing in Peru? Snake oil went out in the 1800s, I think. While Tachymenoides harrisonfordi is a catchy name, the question that begs to be asked is why was a team led by a US-German in Peru? The article leaves it unclear as to what the purpose of their trip was.

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The article leaves it unclear as to what the purpose of their trip was.

You might infer they were looking for new species...

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Why such a Latinized name ? So difficult to pronounce? And to remember? Why not just make it short, simple, easy to remember?

Like: HarrisonSnake!

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Why such a Latinized name ?

This is why I love JT. The posts never fail to disappoint.

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The snake is harmless to adult humans but it is good at hunting toads and lizards

Maybe that's one major reason why Ford went along with it. The snake can't harm adult humans.

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