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- That was fast. Dave (talk) 04:41, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
- why are they named after bush, cheney, rumsfeld, and pocahontas?
Number of species?
The article says that there were 65 species which were named, but I only count 62 in the paper. I suspect there was a misunderstanding somewhere along the line, where "62 total" became "62 other", with someone not believing that the Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld beetles were included in the count, thus 62+3=65.
Can someone else confirm this, just in case I've miscounted? Thanks. —ΨΦorg 14:00, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
Appropriate application of nomenclature?
Would someone please explain how it is appropriate to denominate a slime-mold beetle in Leiodidae after Mr. Rumsfeld? Analogous behavioral characteristics notwithstanding, concern should be for effects of this designation on self-esteem (and directional mutation?) in generational iterations of Agathidium. A less damaging and more exact assignation may be to a member of Scarabaeidae. Comments? Thanks. —forestflyer (talk) 06:50, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Was someone using the "See also" section to compare these political figures to Hitler? I see no other connection, since the beetle isn't even in the same genus.