naming expeditions

Prof. Dov Por dovpor at NETVISION.NET.IL
Fri Jan 28 08:41:58 CST 2000

I fully agree with the dangers of the  "new", but  institutionalised selling
of species names.  Instead, and in order still to obtain soft money from
patrons, I suggest to return to an old practice of naming expeditions after
patrons, like for instance "The Percy-Sladen Expedition". This was the name
of a trust fund.  To finance a collecting trip  can give to the patron a
title that is everlasting . For instance: " The Collembola" of the XXXX
Expedition to  Ruritania" .  This would be necessarily more  money and
better used. There will be no problems of hasty and irresponsible naming and
no cluttering of the lists of synonyms.
Dov Por
Prof.Francis Dov Por
Department of Evolution,Systematics and Ecology
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
home 23 Kubovy 96757 Jerusalem
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