Name a Species

Every year researchers discover many new species of life here in the smokies. The cost to name one of DLIA's newly discovered creatures ranges from $2,500 to $10,000. Donors who name a species will receive a print of their named organism, as well as a copy of the scientific publication in which it is first described. The species naming process typically takes a year or longer to complete, as the scientific process of careful research, paper submission, and review for publication is very involved.

 pictured at right is Cosberella lamaralexanderi

Questions? Interested in naming a species? DLIA is happy to help. Call us at (865) 430-4757 or email

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