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Offbeat Google's own species of ants

Jung

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The Google blog just made a post bragging about its success with Google Earth, apparently it's been very helpful to ant researchers as of late. So helpful that they named a new ant species after them, the Proceratium Google. Wikipedia also has a stub on the proceratium google.



















 

Kiwi

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:Rofl: well ... why not???
wonder what proceratium means xD
 

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that was a nasty bug..iu iu iu..don't like ants.. because one when me and my cousin was little..we accidently sat on an ants nest..and hundredsof hundreds of ants everywhere..that is one of my earliest memories..so I must of have been about 2-3years old?
 

Jung

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Boycott is correct. Scientific names denote first the generic genus of an animal, then the specific species. This is called taxonomy; this method is used to indicate natural relationships between different animals, as well as set a standard naming convention for scientists across the world.