Contributors and consultants for the
Abhimanyu Sarvayagam (At NUS)
Dr. Sushil Chandani
6 Questions on Clockwise-Pounce
10 points for correct answers
-5 if answer incorrect on pounce
• Agra __________ is a species of carabid beetle
named after “ X , in reference to the markedly
developed (biceps-like) middle femora of the
males of this species reminiscent of the actor's
• Anophthalmus ______________ is a species of blind cave
beetle found only in five humid caves in Slovenia. The
scientific name of the beetle comes from a German
collector, Oscar Scheibel, who was sold a specimen of a
then undocumented species in 1933. Its species name was
made a dedication to ____________ The genus name
means eyeless, so the full name can be translated as "the
eyeless one of _________". The dedication did not go
unnoticed by the ___________, who sent Scheibel a letter
showing his gratitude. Despite its perceived
inappropriateness, it is of taxonomic tradition not to
change the binomial name of an organism, with exceptions
for religious names, which are not to be made in the first
• Scaptia ________is a species of horse fly
found in the Atherton Tablelands in north-east
Queensland, Australia.Discovered in 1981 but
not scientifically described until 2011, the fly
is named after X.
• Scaptia _______ has a striking golden tip to its
abdomen, formed by a dense patch of golden
hairs, providing the inspiration for its name.
• Known for its striking pompadour, Rhinopithecus
strykeri—1 of some 208 new species found in
Southeast Asia's Greater Mekong region last year.
Discovered in Myanmar's section of the Greater
Mekong-a sprawling realm of water, wetlands,
mountains, and forests-was well known to local
• “Local hunters say that the pug nose on "Snubby," as
scientists have nicknamed the species, causes the
animal to sneeze repeatedly in rainstorms.
• What’s the common name of this monkey?
• Sylvilagus palustris X (common name Lower Keys
Marsh Rabbit) is an endangered subspecies of Marsh
Rabbit named after __________
• The subspecies was first described in a publication in
the Journal of Mammalogy in 1984 by James D. Lazell
Jr, after his research was funded in part by a generous
contribution from the X’s organization.
• X’s organization has donated money to support
research about the endangered "bunnies."
• Bumblebees of the subgenus Psithyrus are a
lineage that live parasitically in the colonies of
other bumblebees and have lost the ability to
collect pollen. Before finding and invading a host
colony, a Psithyrus female will feed directly from
flowers. Once she has infiltrated a host colony,
the Psithyrus female will kill or subdue the queen
of that colony and forcibly (using pheromones
and/or physical attacks) "enslave" the workers of
that colony to feed her and her young. What’s the
common name of this species ?