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.

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Good lord, the puns.

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

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

And then there's this gorilla:

https://twitter.com/divefinatic/status/641652353423278081?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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