proposals to change ICBN

Richard Zander bryo at AGIS.AG.NET
Wed Apr 2 04:23:19 CST 1997

Changing the Code has pitfalls in language. A scientific journal is a
"periodical." Clarity in this case would involve some way of saying "any
means of archivable communication not easily surveyed and retrieved by
us botanists."
R. Zander

Thomas G. Lammers wrote:
> Fair enough.  I wonder, though, if changing the word "newspapers" in Art.
> 30.3 to "periodicals" might  be adequate to cover the sort of cases Joe
> attempted to highlight with his "gag" (his word).   (Although perhaps a
> start date later than 1 Jan 1953 would then be required).

Richard H. Zander, Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211 USA bryo at

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