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Submitted by V.C.Vijayaraghavan (Netherlands), Apr 14, 2005 at 14:49

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4443263.stm

"But Mr Wheeler, who is now head of entomology at London's Natural History Museum, said the decision to name three beetles after politicians had nothing to do with physical features.

"One has to be creative with names," he told the BBC news website.

"We are two of the only politically conservative scientists around, and we decided to stick our necks out."
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