Friday, April 15, 2005

I wouldn't bet on that

VNUnet reports on a new monkey species named after a gambling website following a charity auction for conservation.


GoldenPalace.com has announced that the common name, or name that people will use to refer to the new species, will be 'GoldenPalace.com Monkey'. The formal Latin name will be Callicebus aureipalatii.


The article continues on another topic:


In an unrelated announcement today US President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld all had slime-mould beetles named after them by Dr Quentin Wheeler, head of entomology at the Natural History Museum in London.

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