“Floridotarsonemus kukri” and “Steneotarsonemus amlisoae” – Naming New Species as a Tribute to the Gorkha People and the Hill Region

When I discovered a remarkably unique species having a claw resembling the Gorkha machete ‘khukuri’, my professor Dr. Karmakar immediately told me to name this species after this traditional Gorkha weapon. Besides, we found our way to tribute the Gorkha people for their hospitality and hence the species was named “Floridotarsonemus kukri Karmakar & Mondal 2021”.

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