Rare cricket species found in California named after former governor
Named in honor of former Governor
They determined that it was a species that had not previously been named or described. He reported that 21 specimens were later found in museums throughout California, although they may have been misidentified. Will said the species was rarely seen because urbanization and agricultural development destroyed its habitat and began to decline rapidly. The crickets were named in honor of Brown and his wife, Anne Brown, he said.
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‘Let’s list and find out what do we have?’
‘I’m very pleased that my farm is advancing science in some interesting and important ways,’ said Brown. ‘There are so many undiscovered species,’ he said. I think it is very important that we list and find out what we have. Let us understand their impact on the environment, how it is functioning and how it is changing. Will and Madison describe the crickets in a study published Monday in the journal Nature.