revisions in theses?

Niklas Wahlberg Niklas.Wahlberg at ZOOLOGI.SU.SE
Thu Nov 8 10:42:15 CST 2001

Dear all,
      I recently found a PhD thesis that was composed of an excellent
taxonomic and systematic revision of a butterfly tribe. Since the author is
proposing some new taxa, I was wondering whether a PhD thesis is considered
a valid form of publishing new names. This thesis (and many others I've
discovered) is commercially available from What if the author then
decides to publish some of the chapters in his thesis in a peer reviewed
journal. Has the thesis been carved into stone as the original source (and
year) of the new names? Thanks for any info!


Niklas Wahlberg
Department of Zoology
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm

Phone: +46 8 164047
Fax:   +46 8 167715

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