For Sale: Naming Rights to Newly Discovered Species

April 19, 2010 by  
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Once biologists started figuring out that their discoveries could get a lot of attention riding the coattails of a famous namesake, they began to get quite creative with taxonomy . As a result, there’s a myriad of new species named after fictional characters, actors, musicians, and politicians–from the Calponia harrisonfordi ant and the Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi spider, to a species of orange-colored … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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For Sale: Naming Rights to Newly Discovered Species

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