author of animal taxon

Robin Leech robinl at NAIT.AB.CA
Tue Jun 9 10:28:28 CDT 1998

Author Y.

It is usual that Author Y either name it in honor of Author X, or that
Author Y provides a name that is very close (e.g., Genus prohibitus X to
Genus prohibitatus Y) - mainly so that the homonymy can be tracked easily.

Robin Leech

On Tue, 9 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,
> Peter

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