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When names go bad

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Posted by: vjl4 at Thu May 6 10:20:08 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by vjl4 ]  
   

So, heres a good example of naming gone awry. Any one see the ad for a "sunglow" sand boa? Now, if your coming into sands from red tails or colubrids sunglow means a hypo-albino animal. While this particular sand just looks to be more orange than your typical (or old school) albino.
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