K is for Knightomys – #AtoZChallenge – 2017 – Uintan Mammals

K is for Knightomys

Knightomys is a rodent. The mys part of the name translates roughly to ‘mouse.’ The Knight part likely refers to Charles Knight, an important paleontologist in the history of Wyoming, for whom many species are named.

 

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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