Authority lists

Susan J. Meades sjmeades at SYMPATICO.CA
Tue Feb 5 08:18:33 CST 2002

Elias Landolt is the authority of Lemna turionifera, described in 1975,
See FNA vol.22.  - Sue Meades.

John Landolt wrote:

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

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