[Taxacom] Species names for sale again, and before

Mike Sadka mike.sadka at nhm.ac.uk
Thu Sep 24 04:37:16 CDT 2015

Hi all

Not sure if anyone is still interested in the sale of species names - but it seems to be expanding.

Saw this website on TV last night:  http://yourspecies.com/
Then found this one: http://biopat.de/artenkatalog-catalogue-of-species.html

And this describes an auction in 2007 which allegedly raised 2 million dollars by selling naming rights - some species going for half a million or more:


Seems like charismatic species can be quite lucrative!

Cheerio, Mike

Mike Sadka
Digital Information Systems Analyst
Technology Solutions
Natural  History Museum
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London, UK

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