William Anderson asked: >>... really? Are you confusing him with someone else? Hi Nuero, "Damn! Double Damn! And a pint of damn on the side!"  My bad. Not a good example I suppose. I was momentarily indignant that anyone with the inclination (and deep enough pockets) could name one of these new species after Stalin, Putin, or anyone else they chose - even Posh Spice! For some unknown reason I was, for a brief moment anyway, thinking that the purity of the scientific spirit would induce the boffin discoverers to consider their reputations and choose more elegant, descriptive, and "professional" names. Silly me. The historical record certainly doesn't bear that out, does it? Many creatures have been named after real or potential sponsors in an effort to curry favor. Why should today be any different? Perhaps this is merely a bit of a more direct path. While I still cringe somewhat at the thought of future generation studying 'Paracheilinus TacoBellii' in class, I am reluctantly becoming more accustomed (or perhaps inured) to the idea. I'll be fine, really; pass the absinthe! RonL.  from an old 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie' sketch.