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Gerhard Haszprunar (born 25 February 1957 in Vienna) is Austrian zoologist and malacologist.[1]

He is credited with the invention of the modern species naming patronage model[2] and is a founder of the BIOPAT non-profit organization.

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  1. ^ a b Curriculum vitae: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Haszprunar Accessed 3 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Financing conservation efforts by selling naming rights of new species". Retrieved June 18, 2011.
  3. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 1841. Retrieved 16 November 2012.