Петър Берон [Petar Beron]
29 December 2016 · volume 23
· pp. 155–177 · PDF [full text]
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[Summary]: Numerous scientific names of animals derive from mythological persons, places or believes (Medusa, Gorgona, Proteus, Goliath, Chelone, etc.). Most of the names are Greek or Latin but there are also names from the Scandinavian, Slavic pantheon, and even from places like Africa, Mongolia, Mexico, and others. The list compiled in this article is certainly unexhaustive and should be further enriched in the future with examples from other groups of animals.