page of description?

Sérvio Túlio Pires Amarante at Sérvio Túlio Pires Amarante at
Wed Jun 2 17:37:59 CDT 1999

Dear Ricardo

The correct page for the species citation should be the page of the
description, 488 in your example. Usually, is in the description that the
author fulfils the requirements to make the name available (see the Code).
However, some times you will find cases where the author gives diagnosis
only in the keys, some times in different pages for  males and females, a=
a short comment or citation of geographical data and other things in the
text that follows the keys. In this case, you need to cite all involved
pages where the new name appear, pp. 411-412, 488. The name alone in a li=
has no nomenclatural value, and it should be regarded as nomen nudum when
there are no further information on the species.



S=E9rvio T=FAlio Pires Amarante

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