names in titles

Susan Farmer sfarmer at SABRE.GOLDSWORD.COM
Fri Feb 28 17:50:28 CST 1997

>I was told by one reviewer that the name of a new taxa should never
>appear in the title of the paper or even the abstract or introduction.
>The rationale was that the taxa is not officially named until the description
>later in the paper and the name cannot be used until officially described.
>I thought that was a bit silly.

If it doesn't show up in the title or abstract, then how does it get
indexed by services like Biological Abstracts?  That's where they get most
of their information from -- isn't it?

Susan, graduate student
sfarmer at

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