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Hi, I have looked through the internet and couldn't find information on this and thought maybe someone passing through could give me and quick answer. Why things share similar words in latin when sometimes they are not related at all. For example Dickin(Sonia) ( a flat Ediacaran animal ) Dick(Sonia) ( a tree fern ) Cook(Sonia) ( one of the first vascular plants ) These are three different species that share not too much. (aside from everything is connected) Or another example is: Archaeo(therium) ( a boar like predator in the Miocene ) Kayenta(therium) ( a semi-aquatic rodentoid from early Jurassic) Mega(therium) ( a huge land sloth from early Pliocene ) Balochi(therium) ( huge hornless rhino from oligocene) However like the Therium family above, this simply means mammal or marsupial. Sonia contains animals and plants. And unlike Therium I still have no explanation for Sonia. If anyone knows, please let me know.