I seem to have determined that there are 287,614 unique Latin taxonomic names used in the biological taxonomy according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) taxonomy taxon.txt file. First of all, that is an enormous number of unique names, I would have hoped they could be reused to a greater degree but I guess not. There are 90k some odd genera names, the rest are species names, or certain names might be duplicated throughout the complete taxonomy.
What I would like to do is take the taxonomy Latin names and convert them into their English equivalents. Not their "common names", as that can't be done by looking at the Latin name alone. But by taking their Latin name and making it into the equivalent English literal meaning. Wikipedia has a nice list on commonly used taxonomic affixes, and another on Latin and Greek words commonly used in systematic names, however a quick glance at the list and they both are missing
-bacter- as one infix, for a single example, or
vorans, or many many others. The Wikipedia list seems to only contain a small fraction of the names used in the actual complete taxonomy.
What I'm wondering is if there exist anywhere online in text format (so it can be copy-pasted) a complete list of all the Latin affixes (prefixes, infixes, suffixes, etc.) so I can accomplish my goal. The goal being, programmatically convert the Latin names to their literal English equivalent. I would split apart the Latin name based on some database of Latin affixes, and then plop out the English word matching the affix. It should take only a few seconds for a computer to do this transformation, assuming the list mapping Latin names to English names exists already.
Does anything like this exist anywhere on the web?