It has been a while since I have posted a Name That Animal Challenge, so here is Challenge #3!
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 unique 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 the animal. Feel free to search my blog to find root words to help you or use the list below.
micr* small *used as a prefix
morph form, shape
*- iform shape *used as a suffix
I came up with hippolepidopter or scaly winged horse. The letter “o” is the most common way to link Greek roots. The letter “i” is used to link Latin roots.
It’s not too late to participate in Name That Animal Challenge #1 and Name That Animal Challenge #2. Have fun!