ICZN and new publications formats

Doug Yanega dyanega at POP.UCR.EDU
Tue Nov 13 18:14:08 CST 2001

While we were just on this topic, does anyone know the status of
names listed on the website
http://www.utoronto.ca/forest/termite/taxon.htm ?

This is a proposed phylogeny of the Isoptera, and includes many new
taxon names, from genus up to suborder. I can't find any of the new
genus names in the BIOSIS database online, and wonder if this
constitutes an unpublished work with meaningless names - or has it
been published somewhere? It's dated 1996, with a revision in 1998,
I'm just wondering if something has developed with this work since
1998, and I just haven't found reference to it online (no response
yet from the author).

If not, I presume that such names should be simply ignored
completely? Or should they be listed as nomina nuda in future
revisions (I don't think this is correct)?


Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
phone: (909) 787-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
   "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
         is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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