Contributors and consultants for the
quiz
Abhimanyu Sarvayagam (At NUS)
Sudhir
Dr. Sushil Chandani
Animal Crackers
6 Questions on Clockwise-Pounce
10 points for correct answers
-5 if answer incorrect on pounce
1.
• Agra __________ is a species of carabid beetle
named after “ X , in reference to the markedly
developed (biceps-like)...
The Answers is..
2.
• Anophthalmus ______________ is a species of blind cave
beetle found only in five humid caves in Slovenia. The
scienti...
The Answers is..
Hitler
3.
• Scaptia ________is a species of horse fly
found in the Atherton Tablelands in north-east
Queensland, Australia.Discov...
The Answers is..
Beyonce
4.
• Known for its striking pompadour, Rhinopithecus
strykeri—1 of some 208 new species found in
Southeast Asia's Greater ...
The Answers is..
Elvis Monkey
5.
• Sylvilagus palustris X (common name Lower Keys
Marsh Rabbit) is an endangered subspecies of Marsh
Rabbit named after ...
The Answers is..
Hugh Hefner
6.
• Bumblebees of the subgenus Psithyrus are a
lineage that live parasitically in the colonies of
other bumblebees and ha...
The Answers is..
Cuckoo Bumblebee
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Animal crackers

  1. 1. Contributors and consultants for the quiz Abhimanyu Sarvayagam (At NUS) Sudhir Dr. Sushil Chandani
  2. 2. Animal Crackers 6 Questions on Clockwise-Pounce 10 points for correct answers -5 if answer incorrect on pounce
  3. 3. 1. • 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 physique.”
  4. 4. The Answers is..
  5. 5. 2. • 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 place
  6. 6. The Answers is..
  7. 7. Hitler
  8. 8. 3. • 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.
  9. 9. The Answers is..
  10. 10. Beyonce
  11. 11. 4. • 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 Himalayan hunters. • “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?
  12. 12. The Answers is..
  13. 13. Elvis Monkey
  14. 14. 5. • 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."
  15. 15. The Answers is..
  16. 16. Hugh Hefner
  17. 17. 6. • 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 ?
  18. 18. The Answers is..
  19. 19. Cuckoo Bumblebee
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