3.5 Scientific names

Samloyal23

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You don't need homo in the gnome scientific names- gnomus happens to be the actual Latin from which we get gnome, and thus is the counterpart for homo which means man or human.

Pixie dragons would be Draco feia.
The word Pixie comes from the Latin word pictus, which means painted or covered in pictures. The Romans called pre-Celtic peoples of Scotland "Picts" because they covered their bodies in images. It was legends about them that gave us Pixies. So, "Draco Picti", maybe?
 

Dannyalcatraz

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The word Pixie comes from the Latin word pictus, which means painted or covered in pictures. The Romans called pre-Celtic peoples of Scotland "Picts" because they covered their bodies in images. It was legends about them that gave us Pixies. So, "Draco Picti", maybe?
Makes sense to me!
 

abe ray

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Assassin vine-vinius murdirious drainius it’s a vine that wraps around the victims neck and simultaneously drains the fluids from their bodies & strangles them to death!
A shelled ancestor of the octopus/squid (I forgot the creatures common name) aquatic druidus (I chose the name because they are often considered the druids of the sea for their concern for the aquatic environment)
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Assassin vine-vinius murdirious drainius it’s a vine that wraps around the victims neck and simultaneously drains the fluids from their bodies & strangles them to death!
Parthenocissus sicarius

A shelled ancestor of the octopus/squid (I forgot the creatures common name) aquatic druidus (I chose the name because they are often considered the druids of the sea for their concern for the aquatic environment)
The shelled ancestors & cousins of the unshelled cephalopods are ammonites and nautiloids, respectively. Never heard the “druids of the sea” term, though.

Are you talking about something specific from a book or module?
 

abe ray

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I need to know more than that!
It’s a sentient member of the species that’s concerned about the environment around him/her and wants to preserve it by removing “junk” from the oceans floor. It has limited magical abilities as well. I think it’s the first creature you mentioned but it’s under giant first.
 

abe ray

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Moonflower-think the antagonist plant from invasion of the pod people, it’s from pathfinder monster book 3 podius homocaptious monotionious? The pod people are without emotion so the last word make sense, also the pod people are usually human originally so the second word made sense to me to use.
 

abe ray

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Bloodstinger-the missing link between the pseudodragon & the Wyvern-pseudodragonmorph slowstingus, it’s got 4 limbs, a pair of wings & a poisonous stinger that first slows then kills its victim!
Shadow panther-the missing link between the wemic & the displacer beast- wemicmorph bonehookius- it looks superficially like a pantherized wemic but has a pair of tentacles with bone hooks on the end of them.
Both of these come from the article that had the marble pudding in it.
 
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