It's time for another scientist hashtag roundup, y'all. This one celebrates one of my favorite science quirks: The fact that sometimes, totally official scientific names for an animal can be -- well, really goofy.

I feel like there's a misconception that scientific names, being Latin or Latin-esque, must be stodgy and boring. In reality, the names are created by the scientists in charge of identifying the new species in question. And here's a shocker: Some scientists are goofballs. Or total dorks.

So lots of animals (and plants, bacteria, and so on) have names that reflect the quirks of their discoverers.

Good lord, the puns.

And sometimes the literal translation of a scientific name is just...funny.

And some of them are just cool! Things that aren't funny can be cool sometimes.

And then there's this gorilla:

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