[Taxacom] names for non-existing species

'Isa Van de Velde' Isa.Vandevelde at naturalsciences.be
Tue Mar 26 14:07:37 CDT 2013

"Par plaisanterie, le zoologiste Alain Quintart a publié en 1992 une description scientifique du marsupilami, qu'il nomme Marsupilamus franquini. Ce canular a été indexé comme une diagnose valide par la très sérieuse Zoological Society of London." 


And even the holotype was presented in a showcase in the exhibition halls of the museum (Royal Belgian Intitute of Natural Sciences, Brussels)


Dr Isabella Van de Velde

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
 Vautierstraat 29, B-1000 Brussel

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The publication place for Nessiteras rhombopteryx is here :
Scott & Rines 1975 Nature 258, 466-468


> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:41 PM, Curtis Clark <lists at curtisclark.org> wrote:
>> 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.
>> --
>> Curtis Clark        http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark
>> Biological Sciences                   +1 909 869 4140
>> Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona CA 91768

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