author & date for common species

Alfred Newton anewton at FMPPR.FMNH.ORG
Wed Feb 10 10:28:18 CST 1999

At 11:24 AM 2/9/1999 +1100, Geoff Read wrote:
>BIOSIS's TRITON can answer such requests very nicely without leaving
>your computer screen!
>Free at the moment.
>It also will tell one if a proposed new genus is preoccupied.

        CAUTION on the last sentence:  Triton includes only names that have
appeared in Zoological Record during the past 20 years.  This is very
useful, and perhaps virtually complete for new names proposed during this
period, but only the more commonly used older generic (and specific) names
are there.  Thus, it is far from adequate as a way to locate ANY possible
earlier use of a proposed new generic name!

Alfred F. Newton    <anewton at>
Zoology Department/Insect Division
Field Museum of Natural History    <>
Roosevelt Road @ Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 USA
  Tel. 312-922-9410 x263; fax 312-663-5397

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