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Old 19 December 2018, 09:36 PM
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Default Blind Amphibian named after Donald Trump

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-...trump/10635134

Funniest news article I have read in a very long time.
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Old 19 December 2018, 10:06 PM
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That's not nice. And not accurate. This Dermophis has some value to the world.
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Old 19 December 2018, 11:20 PM
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This is an insult to biologists everywhere. He doesn't deserve the honor of having anything named after him, and I'd be pissed if I were a herpetologist studying the species.
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Old 20 December 2018, 12:11 AM
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Interesting that they auctioned off the naming rights. I wonder if that is a common way to raise money for further studying.
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Old 20 December 2018, 02:24 AM
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I hope not.

Or at the very least, I hope there are actual restrictions on what can and can't be used for names.
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Old 20 December 2018, 06:41 AM
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I don't think there's a kind of governing body or special/official list of these things. It's pretty much all by convention and consensus. Nobody has to accept the name.
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