In this edition: It's been quite a year... and it's time to celebrate. Here are some of 2018's most popular stories, with a sprinkling of seasonal stories. About animals. Mostly. (We've also got one about Christmas trees. Plant folk, rejoice!)
Gecarcoidea natalis lives on Christmas Island, hence the Latin natalis meaning "birthday of the Lord." Gecarcoidea derives from the Greek root Ge for "earth" and "karkínos" for crab, hence "land crab."