Basionym/Protologue -- One more question

Richard Pyle deepreef at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Thu Jun 27 23:04:30 CDT 2002

I've got one last question related to my ealier inquiries about Basionyms &

Is it true that the Basionym is always derived from the Protologue?  Or, is
it possible that the Basionym is attributed to one Reference/Author, while
the Protologue is contained within another?

Thanks once again....


Richard L. Pyle
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