[Taxacom] selling names to save the planet

Barry Roth barry_roth at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 18 12:32:29 CDT 2007

A few years ago on this forum, some savant -- it may have been my friend Parky Sharkey -- suggested a form of protection racket.  For payment of a certain sum, you promise the buyer of a name that you will not synonymize the name he/she has purchased.
  Barry Roth

Fabian Haas <fhaas at icipe.org> wrote:
  I reckon, that not too much money is going back to taxonomy... In any 
case. Does someone know the smallprint of this naming? What happens if 
the species get synomymized, lets say a year after. Cash-back-guarantee??

Best Fabian

Donat Agosti wrote:
> A new twist to selling species names. This time it is not the taxonomist who sells his fish, but a huge NGO, Conservation International and Monaca-Asia Society are selling fish names for a good cause.[...]

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