Authority lists

John Landolt jlandolt at SHEPHERD.EDU
Tue Feb 5 07:12:31 CST 2002

Taxacom List Members:

        I am a co-author of a paper which will include formal
descriptions of several proposed new species.  If accepted, my name
will be included in the authority for each species binomial.  As I
understand it, if no other person with my last name has previously
described a new species, just my last name can be used now.  If any
other "Landolt" has previously been listed as any binomial's
authority, we must now include initials of my first and second name.
The new species in question are dictyostelid cellular slime molds and
traditionally, papers on slime mold taxonomy are submitted to
botanical or mycological journals.

        Is there an easy way for me to discover if the name, Landolt,
has previously been included in an authority reference?

        Thanks in advance for any advice.  I suppose any replies
should be directed to me rather than to the entire list.


John C. Landolt
Department of Biology
Shepherd College
Shepherdstown, WV 25443 U.S.A.
jlandolt at

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