Help with a reference

John Noyes jsn at NHM.AC.UK
Fri Jul 12 11:33:48 CDT 2002

At 01:08 PM 7/11/2002 -0500, Margaret K. Thayer wrote:
>The molluscan name may not be in trouble.  It's entirely possible that the
>beetle name Badistes Agassiz, 1847 (which I assume was published in his
>Nomenclatoris zoologici index universalis, continens [long title] ...) is
>an unjustified emendation of Badister rather than a valid new name or
>taxon.  It would be good to check the original "description" before jumping
>to a broad-impact conclusion.  If that is indeed the Agassiz reference, I
>can check it if none of the directly interested parties has access to it.

Yes, but the name Badistes, even if it was proposed as an unjustified
emendation of Badister by Aggasiz, would still be available (under the
ICZN) and therefore would take priority over Badistes Gould, 1862.


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