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November 27, 2011


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Handsome brute. Thanks for the introduction. The "seriously long-range scoping ability" you note was Sir William Herschel's. Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781, and the Briton who named the Uranoscopidae, broadening Cuvier's Astroscopus, presumably had in mind that extension of the solar system by a British stargazer. The nomenclaturist was Sir John Richardson, himself remarkable:
Thanks for that introduction as well. Finally, I cannot forego a mention of The Universal Fish Catalogue, because it sounds so much like something from Douglas Adams: http://www.fishwise.co.za/

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