As my previous post suggests this second part is not a re-post but a continuation of more examples of scientific names in nature referring to Armenia.
Armenia has been well known to classical writers; as such many scientific names in nature refer to Armenia as its historic homeland. These names attest to the flora and fauna of Armenian Highlands beyond the borders of the modern Republic of Armenia.
The Armenian bumblebee
Bombus armeniacus, is a species of bumblebee.
The steppe mammoth, Mammuthus armeniacus, is an extinct species of Elephantidae, that ranged over most of northern Eurasia during the Middle Pleistocene, 600,000-370,000 years ago. It was the first stage in the evolution of the steppe and tundra elephants and an ancestor of the woolly mammoth of the later glacial periods.
A type of mushroom member of the Hypomyces genus
A type of mushroom member of the Boletus genus
A type of mushroom member of the Cortinarium genus
A species of ant member of Camponotus family, found in great quantities across Armenia
A genus of beetle in the family Carabidae
A beetle in the genus Armenohelops
A species of beetle (coleoptera) of the Endomychus family
Glyptothorax armeniacus is a type of fish found in Armenian mountains
A type of insect found only in Armenia
A species of beetle in the family of Click Beetle (Elateridea). Firs scientifically studied in 1993 by Dolin & Agajev.
A species of beetle in the family of Click Beetle (Elateridea). Firs scientifically studied in 1982 by Dolin.
Armenian bole (already had a separate entry for this one)
Also known as bolus armenus or bole armoniac, is an earthy clay, usually red, native to Armenia. It is red due to the presence of iron oxide; the clay also contains hydrous silicates of aluminum and possibly magnesium.
Type of eatable mushroom of the Boletaceae family
A species of dung beetle, common to Armenian Highlands
A small type of mushroom member of the Marasmius genus
Also known as Archon apollinus (False Apollo), a species of butterfly common to Armenian Highlands and Asia Minor.
A small type of Mole Rat species of rodent in the Spalacidae family, found in Armenian highlands.
A genus of leaf beetles, Chrysomelidae.
A type of aquarium fish recently named as such because of its color.
Note that this is but a tip of the iceberg. I got so many hits when searching for a single word “armeniacus” that I got tired of “cataloging” them all. Maybe more in part 3! So again here we observe the name of Armenia preserved by science attesting to their habitat being known to classical writers as Armenian Highland.