[Taxacom] names for non-existing species

Curtis Clark lists at curtisclark.org
Mon Mar 25 14:41:27 CDT 2013

On 2013-03-25 10:23 AM, Doug Yanega wrote:
> Nessiteras rhombopteryx - name coined for the Loch Ness Monster, an
> anagram of "monster hoax by Sir Peter S.", referring to Sir Peter Scott,
> who helped coin the name.

If I remember correctly, this was intended to be an ICZN-compliant 
naming, using a photograph as the type, for purposes of providing 
conservation protection to the organism should it turn out to exist.

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