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UF to auction naming rights for new butterfly species online
Date:10/16/2007

the Florida State Collection of Arthropods, said some have worried that such auctions could have enormous ramifications if species are allowed to acquire commercial value, leading people to discover new species solely for the monetary potential.

However, the rigorous process required to actually publish and validate new species makes this outcome less likely, Calhoun said. It must also be remembered that although a name may be purchased, the buyer maintains no ownership or regulatory authority over that species.


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Contact: Tom Emmel
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352-494-7402
University of Florida
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