Daily Archives: June 20, 2019

Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl (Rauchenberger, Kallman & Morizot 1990)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry Nezahualcoyotl: Named after the poet-philosopher emperor of Tezcoco (Texcoco), considered to be coequal with Montezuma, monarch of the Aztecs in the Aztec Triple Alliance First description: Rauchenberger, Kallman & … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus montezumae (Jordan and Snyder 1900)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry Montezumae Named after Montezuma the monarch of the Aztecs in the Aztec Triple Alliance First description: Jordan and Snyder, 1900 Notes on a collection of fishes from the rivers … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus malinche (Rauchenberger, Kallman & Morizot 1990)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry malinche: named after an Indian slave girl who acted as an interpreter to Hernando Cortes during the Spanish conquest. First description: Mary Rauchenberger, Klaus D. Kallman and Donald C. … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus cortezi (Rosen 1960)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry cortezi after Hernando Cortes (1485 – 1547) the Spanish conquistador who conquered most of the Aztec Empire between 1519 – 1524. First description: Donn E. Rosen 1960:  Middle-American poeciliid … Continue reading

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