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  • Writer's pictureHip Hop M.D.

Hi! My Name Is_______!

Have you ever wondered how new species of animals get their names? Better yet, have you ever wanted to name a new species yourself? Well, you're in luck! Until September 30th Reserva YLT is giving you the chance to name this newly discovered species of Frog found on the protected nature reserve in the Choco Cloud Forest of Ecuador!

To give all of you potentially lucky contestants the best chance to win, I've pieced together a full YouTube video showcasing everything you need to know about taxonomy - the science & practice of classification. You'll get some better insight as to the importance of scientific names, the history of classification, and even how science has mistakenly classified certain organisms. Trust me, you'll need all these tips and tools to be able to determine the best name possible. A name that could potentially live in the animal kingdom history books forever!

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