Selling species (from today's Science)

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Mon Jan 24 08:22:52 CST 2000

At 06:05 PM 1/21/00 -0600, Andrew K. Rindsberg wrote:

>Interesting news from Mark Garland. I was planning to name a new species
>of coprolite descriptively, but perhaps I should wait for the highest
>bidder and name it for him instead.

Coprolite, eh?  It would be especially appropriate to use an adjectival
rather than genitive specific epithet if the genus is of masculine gender ...

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

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