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Bingo.

The Snow Goose gets its scientific binomial name, Chen caerulescens,
from its  blue-morph plumage, called the Blue Goose, once thought to
be a separate species.

--Matt K.

On Nov 8, 2007 2:32 PM, Haskell, Patrick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Do I hear blue?
>
> Yes, that was a wild guess, but it matches the description of a number
> of the birds, as well as Roger's fungus.
>
> - Patrick
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Justin Woods
> > Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 2:22 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] and how you tend, mt. mansfield 11/6
> >
> > now i'm really curious: the definition of "caerulescens" -- i
> > can't find it
> > anywhere online.  i thought i came across caer as something referring
> > to "camp" -- it means "to fall" in spanish... but i don't
> > think that's it or that it
> > accounts for its prevalence in the animal/plant/fungal
> > kingdom species' names.
> >
> > professor kulas?
> >
> > >Correct. Their Fungal Kingdom part of the database seems to
> > be pretty weak.
> > >
> > >On Nov 8, 2007 10:58 AM, Marc Chrusch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >> Ben wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > >From www.itis.gov:
> > >> >
> > >> >Results of: Search in every Kingdom for Scientific Name containing
> > >> >'caerulescens'
> > >> ><list snipped>
> > >>
> > >> But that list leaves out all of our fungi friends.
> > >>
> > >> -marc
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> www.mchrusch.com
> > >> My blog:
> > >> http://sentientsand.blogspot.com
> > >>
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> > >--
> > >Benjamin Kulas
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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