author of animal taxon

Andrey Sharkov Sharkov.1 at OSU.EDU
Tue Jun 9 10:43:25 CDT 1998

The author Y (i.e., the author of the new name).

-------On Tue, 09 Jun 1998  Peter Schuchert  wrote:

>Could anyone comment on the following question:
>Author X describes an new animal species. Later, author
>Y notices a homonomy with another valid species and
>provides a new name.
>Who is then the author followed by the species name?
>  Genus species (Author X) or
>  Genus species author Y.
>many thanks for your comments,

Andrey Sharkov, Ph. D.
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Department of Entomology
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