Manumala noxhydria

The Face-hugger, Manumala noxhydria


Etymology

Manu = hand, in Latin | Mala = Bad or jawbone, from malum = evil or wrongdoing

Nox = night, in Latin. NOx is also short for Nitric Oxide, an important gaseous signalling molecule and a bi-product in almost all organisms. | Hydria = A type of Greek/Roman water jug with two handles on the side OR the Hydra of Greek mythology, a creature with eight heads that, when one is cut off, two grow in its place OR level of fluid in the body (medical terminology).

Thus:
Manumala = Evil Hand
Noxhydria = Jar of Night


Kingdom – Animalia

Also called Metazoa, this kingdom does not include prokaryotes (bacteria) or protists (unicelluar eukaryotic organisms). All animals are multi-celluar and gain nourishment from other organisms.


Phylum – Arthropoda
Traits:
– Invertebrate
– Jointed appendages
– Segmented Body
– External Skeleton

Arthropod features.jpg
Features and examples of Arthropoda (From A.D.A.M. Images)

Subphylum – Chelicerata
Contains:
– Horseshoe crabs
– Sea spiders
– Arachnids

Chelicerata.jpg
Highlights characteristics of Chelicerata, the chelicerae, which are the only mouth-parts before the mouth (From a blog on Invertabrates)

 


Class – Arachnida
Eight legs
Bilateral symmetry

Arachnida.jpg
From the Kunstformen der Natur, by Ernst Haeckel

 


Clade – Arachnomorpha
– Spider-shaped

wolf-spider-drawing.jpg
A wolf spider, depicting a common spider-shaped organism (from Bugs in the News)

 


Order – Thelyphonida
Traits:
– Whip-like flagellum
– Acidic

Thelyphonida
Thelyphonus doriae, or the whip scorpion (from WikiVisually and archive.org)

 


Family – Tabellariae
Couriers


Genus – Manumala
“Evil hand”

Facehugger impregnation
An early drawing of a Manumala noxhydria being used for its intended purpose (taken from Pinterest)

Species (Specific epithet) – Noxhydria
Jar of night


References

Classification

http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Animalia/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/16/ernst-haeckels-kunstformen-der-natur_n_1282518.html?slideshow=true#gallery/209800/0

http://adameducation.com/adam_images

https://blogs.bgsu.edu/invertebratefun/2017/11/17/subphylum-chelicerata-behavior/

http://bugsinthenews.info/arachnida-araneae-lycosidae-wolf-spiders/

wikivisually.com/wiki/Thelyphonida

https://archive.org/details/newnaturalhistor06lyderich

Nitric Oxide

Roszer, T (2012) The Biology of Subcellular Nitric Oxide. ISBN 978-94-007-2818-9

Etymology

https://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=ft4199n900&chunk.id=ch6&toc.id=ch5&brand=ucpress

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/malum

http://latindictionary.wikidot.com/noun:nox

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/gkhy/hd_gkhy.htm

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