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These animals are wrongly paired:

(1) Luscinia megarhynchos & (2) Oriolus traillii

Luscinia megarhynchos maximus Oriolus traillii V.

(3) Python regius & (4) Electrophorus electricus

Python regius biggus Electrophorus electricus fluxus

(5) Apis mellifera (Q) & (6) Lucanidae

Apis mellifera (Q) Lucanidae canor

(7) Larus crassirostris & (8) Pinctada

Larus crassirostris Pinctada comprimo

(9) Panthera leo & (10) Puma concolor coryi

Panthera leo capillus luxus Puma concolor coryi

Rearrange them into the correct pair and explain your reasoning.


Note:

  • Order of rows does not matter.
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Hint:

Luscinia megarhynchos' ability

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    $\begingroup$ Adding primary research on its common name: 1) Common nightingale 2) Maroon oriole 3) ball/royal python 4) Electric eel 5) (queen) honey bee 6) stag beetle 7) black-tailed gull 8) Pinctada (oyster) 9) lion 10) florida panther $\endgroup$ – Kryesec Dec 2 '18 at 15:21
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These are

references to songs.

(1) Luscinia megarhynchos 1978 (UK) - S (AS)

Maxine Nightingale's 1978 UK single, A-side "Lead Me On".

(2) Oriolus traillii 2014 - T1

2014 album by Maroon Five, track 1 is "Maps". (thanks @NudgeNudge)

(3) Python regius 1971 - S2, T2 (UK)

1971 album by Monty Python, UK version, side 2, track 2 is "Spam".

(4) Electrophorus electricus 1985 - S1, T4

1985 album by AC/DC, side 1, track 4 is "Danger" (thanks @NudgeNudge)

(5) Apis mellifera (Q) 2008 - D1, T2

2008 album by Beyoncé (Queen B), disk 1, track 2 is "Halo". (thanks @NudgeNudge)

(6) Lucanidae 1966 - S (BS)

1966 single by The Beatles, B-side. There are several options, but the only one that fits the solution below is "Rain".

(7) Larus crassirostris 1982 - T3 (UK)

1982 album by A Flock of Seagulls, UK version, track 3 is "I Ran (So Far Away)"

(8) Pinctada 1991 - T9

1991 album by Pearl Jam, track 9 is "Garden" (thanks @NudgeNudge)

(9) Panthera leo 2009 (DEC) - T6

December 2009 album by Gucci Mane, track 6 is "Lemonade".

(10) Puma concolor coryi 2017 - S

"Hola", 2017 single by Flo Rida (thanks @NudgeNudge)

So the pairings are

Anagrams:
(1) "Lead Me On" & (9) "Lemonade"
(2) "Maps" & (3) "Spam"
(4) "Danger" & (8) "Garden"
(5) "Halo" & (10) "Hola"
(6) "Rain" & (7) "I Ran"

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    $\begingroup$ 2 is probably rot13(Znebba Svir - Zncf), which is rot13(Fcnz erirefrq). That's probably something to do with the pairing. $\endgroup$ – NudgeNudge Dec 3 '18 at 8:07
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    $\begingroup$ @NudgeNudge Yeah, also note rot13[Enva naq V Ena]... $\endgroup$ – jafe Dec 3 '18 at 8:12
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    $\begingroup$ Another: rot13(5 vf zbfg yvxryl Unyb ol Orlbapr (Dhrra Orr) juvyr 10 vf cebonoyl Ubyn ol Sybevqn) $\endgroup$ – NudgeNudge Dec 3 '18 at 8:18
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    $\begingroup$ And 9 could be rot13(Yrzbanqr ol Thppv Znar?). It fits. Sorry I'll stop now hahaha $\endgroup$ – NudgeNudge Dec 3 '18 at 8:20
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    $\begingroup$ @NudgeNudge Nice, you're on fire! $\endgroup$ – jafe Dec 3 '18 at 8:27

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