It’s about time for a Name That Animal Challenge!
Pretend that you are a scientist and you have just discovered this new species and you have the privilege of naming it. Scientists usually name new species by using Greek or/and Latin roots because the prefixes, stems, and suffixes are just like building blocks that you can utilize in countless ways.
Your challenge is to name the strange animal in the picture above using your knowledge of Greek and Latin roots. Keep in mind that you can use characteristics like size, color, or shape to name this animal. Feel free to search my blog to find root words to help you or use the list below!
-delphus dolphin, womb
mari-, mar- sea/ocean
aqua-, aquato- water
The letter “o” is the most common way to link Greek roots, and the letter “i” is used to link Latin roots. However, you can do whatever you like and enjoy!
If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out Name That Animal Challenge #1, Name That Animal Challenge #2, Name That Animal Challenge #3, Name That Animal Challenge #4, Name That Animal Challenge #5, and Name That Animal Challenge #6.
I vote for maricanidelphinus (dog-dolphin of the sea).
Latin roots? That’s clearly a Wolphin wdym.