Copyright of first descriptions

Ron at Ron at
Wed May 15 02:52:58 CDT 2002

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From: "Guido Mathieu" <gmathieu at WEBFABRIEK.BE>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 2:32 AM
Subject: Copyright of first descriptions

> 3. There is no sort of publication were more credits are given to the
> original author as in first descriptions, because the authors' name in an
> integral part of the new taxon name.

This may be a typo leaving out the word - not.  In the ICZN (Article 51.1:
51A) the name of the author does not form part of the name of a taxon.  It
is "customary and advisable" to list the name and date at the first mention
of a taxon in a paper to insure clarity.  But the author's name is not an
integral part of the taxon's name.  In the ICBN and others this may work
Ron Gatrelle

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