Species within a genus
gorgo, = Gorgo,** a daughter of Phorcus, called Medusa, whose hair consisted of snakes, and who turned all she looked upon to stone; she was killed by Perseus. Her head was fixed on the shield of Pallas, and from her blood sprang the winged horse Pegasus. -eus, = indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality. gorgoneus, = of or belonging to Gorgon, Gorgonian.