Skip to comments.Species name auction offers wild holiday gift idea (Purdue University - 7 bats, 2 turtles)
Posted on 12/08/2008 4:18:10 PM PST by NormsRevenge
INDIANAPOLIS Searching for a truly original holiday gift, one that could bestow a bit of immortality on a loved one or a friend?
If so, Purdue University has the goods: The school is auctioning the naming rights to seven newly discovered bats and two turtles. Winning bidders will be able to link a relative, friend or themselves to an animal's scientific name for the ages.
The first of the nine auctions began Monday, when the school put up for grabs the naming rights to a tiny gold and black insect-munching bat found in Central America.
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Auction details: http://www.purdue.edu/dp/environment/species/
If more schools where creative like this, they would need less taxpayer funding.
“Moonbattius DU-er” for one of the bat species.
How much for the name “moon bat”? Us freeper should take up a collection.
Well, I guess it’s marginally better than naming a star after someone.
GREAT freaking idea!
The ‘Feces Eating DU Moonbat’
Let’s take a collection.
Obviously, should be called the Boilermaker bat.
Hey, I have several stars named after me. Apparently some of my friends (and wife) think it is a tangible gift.. lol.. I keep telling her, if I can’t eat it, drink it, wear it, use it to build something, or shoot it, it isn’t a real gift.
Last year a STAR....now a species.... Wow!!! Does it get any better than this.....
The Ding Bat.
What a neat idea!
The genus is already established as Rhogeessa. I’m surprised how many genera Bats comprise.
Moon bat could be Rhogeessa lunae, or maybe Rhogessa lunaria.
Ding bat — I don’t know a good Latin word for “ding” —
Hmm...ding can mean scratch, dent, etc.