[Taxacom] Top 10 species nominations

Redhead, Scott Scott.Redhead at AGR.GC.CA
Mon Mar 30 13:08:59 CDT 2009

Hi - I thought you might have been joking because of the April 1st deadline, but I see that you actually do have a list and site.


Scott A. Redhead, Ph.D. 
Curator - National Mycological Herbarium / Curator de l'herbier mycologique national 
Research Scientist / Chercheur scientifique 
Biodiversity (Mycology and Botany) / Biodiversité (Mycologie et Botanique) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada/Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada 960 Carling Avenue/960 Carling Avenue Neatby Bldg./ Edifice de Neatby Ottawa, Ontario/Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0C6

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scott.redhead at agr.gc.ca 

-----Original Message-----
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Mary Liz Jameson
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 11:19 AM
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: [Taxacom] Top 10 species nominations

Dear Taxacom-ers:

Nominate your favorite species described this past year!

Each year the International Institute for Species Exploration announces a
list of the Top 10 New Species for the preceding calendar year.  Last year,
the sleeper ray Electrolux addisoni was elected because of the "vigorous
sucking action" of the ray that rivals  "a well-known electrical device used
to suck the detritus from carpets, furniture, and other dust-gathering
surfaces in modern homes."

To nominate your favorite critter, complete the nomination form at:
http://species.asu.edu/species-nomination.  The species must have been
officially described as new during the calendar year preceding. Obvious
examples of criteria for selection include "records" (largest, smallest,
etc.), "superlatives" (most, first, last, etc.), humorous or interesting
names, surprising characters, properties or distributions, etc. For
ideas, check
out last year's winners at  http://species.asu.edu/Top10

The deadline is April 1, so act fast!!

Mary Liz Jameson

Mary Liz Jameson
Email: maryliz.jameson at gmail.com
Phone: 316-440-7519
FAX: 316-978-3772

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