(I'm not sure where I should be asking this question. Please move if/as appropriate.)
Sandracottus (or Sandrokottos) is how the Greeks knew the Indian emperor, Chandragupta Maurya. But it also happens to be the name of a genus of beetle. A number of the species do reside in and around the Indian subcontinent. But I'd like to know if the beetle was named after Chandragupta and if so, why and by whom? Or is it simply a case of extreme coincidence?
(The Sharp mentioned on Wikipedia appears to be David Sharp.)