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OvomorphMember28 XPMar-20-2017 3:32 AM

My apologies in advance if this has already been discussed. In a recent article regarding the SXSW footage, the author explains that David reveals to Oram that he has become "something of an amateur zoologist," and that he has been "studying the xenomorph." Might we finally get some canon info as to the actual name of the xenomorph? So far, we have the mentions of the names Linguafoeda acheronsis and Internecivus raptus, but neither is really a good example of authentic binomial nomenclature, which has strict rules for how names are derived. The implication behind both is that the aliens are either of genus Linguafoeda or genus Internecivus, and of species acheronsis or raptus. Both names sound cool, and they have cool English translations (murderous thief and foul tongue of Archeron), but both fail as instruments of classification or taxonomy. A zoologist is an expert in or student of the behavior, physiology, classification, and distribution of animals so, even though David may only be an amateur one, I can only hope that he provides some objective data on the mysterious xeno as to their actual name and origins. 

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FacehuggerMember316 XPMar-21-2017 8:16 AM



ChestbursterMember907 XPMar-21-2017 8:18 AM

Meanasensis sonofa*****us


ChestbursterMember731 XPMar-21-2017 8:40 AM

Starlogger haha good one XD 

A beloved child has many names:

Big Chap McChappie

Dan Drool-a-Lot 

Victor Ventcrawler 

Dick Deathson 

Filthy-Hands Floyd


OvomorphMember45 XPMar-21-2017 8:45 AM

Binomial Nomenclature may have rules, but I am not sure how closely anyone really follows them anymore. A case in point: Neopalpa donaldtrumpi

Stan Winston (deceased)

FacehuggerMember173 XPMar-21-2017 5:39 PM

If it's given a name, then strictly speaking, it stops being "alien" (or "xenomorph" if you prefer). So I vote nay on binomial nomenclature.


PraetorianMember2652 XPMar-22-2017 9:58 AM


It doesn't stop being alien, geeze humans discovered the creature its only reasonable they are given a scientific name. I bet you probably believe that zombies shouldn't be called zombies, huh? Or maybe we should't call Lions, Lions or Panthera leo?

The Xenomorph will still be called a xenomorph by the common person (should they survive to tell their story) but scientists will refer to the xenomorph by either their scientific name or common name

Grinning & Dropping Linen

FacehuggerMember245 XPMar-22-2017 10:16 AM

I hope that it is revealed that by David that is has a name given to it by the Engineers or the high power beings above the Engineers. And he explains that this name is in some ancient dialect but it roughly translates to...."........"

And i hope that whatever it translates to is something horrifying or unspeakable...i think that would be cool, and go along with keeping it some of of some ancient cosmic horror, whispered among the cosmos and utilized and encountered by few beings.....helps make it some form of ghastly legend that is out there in the vast darkness of space.

Necronom IV

FacehuggerMember152 XPMar-22-2017 10:51 AM

I prefer calling it Necronom. Sort of what Giger called it but w/o the IV. Or what the heck, why not include the no? Assuming it is David who created these things, maybe he has gone through different versions and the classic xeno is no. 4.

"Kane's son"


PraetorianMember2674 XPMar-22-2017 11:04 AM

Noob/Aorta's MORB is very apt and my favourite!

...but also a big hit with me is Neomorph's brilliantly inventive DILDOMORPH! ;)


"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger


PraetorianMember2652 XPMar-22-2017 11:14 AM

@Necronom IV - Nice Reference to HR. Giger


FacehuggerMember316 XPMar-22-2017 11:17 AM

Hi Lone! Thank you!


XenomorphMember1261 XPMar-22-2017 11:28 AM


I have found the dildomorphus insertus in the penilated variety.  Here is the picture, enjoy!


PraetorianMember2674 XPMar-22-2017 3:02 PM

You're welcome Noobs! ;)

Ahahahah Rick, that is hilarious!


"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger


FacehuggerMember433 XPMar-23-2017 10:10 AM

Okay if it does get a proper binomial name then Xenomorph will be dropped entirely Due to it when broken down means: Xeno: Strange/Alien Morph: Shape/Form, so basically in aliens when Gorman states "a xenomorph may be involved." he is basically saying something unknown and alien may be involved not actually stating a name or species.

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