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. has announced that the common name, or name that people will use to refer to the new species, will be ' 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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