Lithocanis™ americanus Clothing

Example of custom logo

All logos are embroidered on clothing items.  These will go way beyond the six or eight washings before screen prints start to wear off. Our Lithocanis™ americanus patch was designed for those of you who already have a vest covered with patches and pins and don't want to start over with a new vest, but still want to proclaim your new species status as an American rockhound.

Our Lithocanis™ americanus window and bumper stickers are another great way to proclaim your new species status as an American rockhound.

We can also customize the Logo to fit your needs, for an additional $13.00 per item:  hat, shirt, vest, or jacket.  If you can figure out how to say it in Latin (or other), we can get it sewn on.  See example above at lower right.  Contact us to discuss your needs.

The following discussion on the classification process was taken from our "An Introduction to Fossils" booklet which is included with our delux fossil sets.

All living things, both past and present, are classified into different groups.  The two basic groups are the plant and animal kingdoms.  Each of these groups is broken down into large categories called phyla (plural for phylum).  Phyla are further divided into classes, orders, families, genera, and lastly, species.  When we reach the species level of naming a plant or animal, each species is given two names.  The first name is general in its description (like Mammalia - for mammals), it is expressed in Greek or Latin (or a combination of the two) and begins with a capital letter.  The second name is specific and may be used to describe certain features of the organism, the location in which it was found or the name of its discoverer.  The second name always begins with a small letter (even though it is a proper noun and would normally be capitalized, as with a state or country name or someone's last name).  To show you how this works, let's take something that, up until now, has never been given a species name.  To Latinize the word rockhound we break it up into its components.  Litho (Greek) for stone or rock and canis (Latin) or canine for dog or hound.  So a rockhound would be a Lithocanine™.  To create a species name we can choose a further description, a location, or a person's name.  In this case I have chosen a country - America (americanus - in Latin).  .  The full species name would look like this:  Lithocanis™ americanus, or the name could have been expressed entirely in Latin:  Petracanis™ americanus, for American rockhound (Lithocanis™, Lithocanine™, Petracanis™, and Petracanine™, and their derivatives, are trademarked names and may not be used without permission of the author). 


Examples: locations in Latin:  Colorado - coloradoensis

                                                      Nebraska - nebrascensis

                                                      California - californicus

                                                      Africa - africanus

                                                      Europe - europus


                    Last name:  add an "i" to the end of the name.

                                                      Beach - beachi

                                                      Ross - rossi

                                                      Larson - larsoni

                                                      Andrews - andrewsi

                    Or a club name, etc.