Registration revisited

Richard Pyle deepreef at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Fri Apr 11 16:14:52 CDT 2003

All -

Regarding the note I sent to various lists a couple weeks back, about the
article on taxon name registration that appeared in the recent issue of
Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, I sent a concurrent note to the author
and the editor of the Bulletin requesting that an electronic version of the
article be made available online.  I recently received a message from Joan
Thorne (the author), with links to two web sites where the article is

I would like to encourage everyone with an interest in the future of
taxonomy to read the article, consider the implications, and contribute to
discussion on  if and how such a registration system should be implemented
such that it would be embraced by the taxonomic and broader biological
research communities.

I apologize for the delay in getting this information distributed -- I am
currently traveling and have only intermittent access to email.  Alas, that
will also curtail my contributions to any ensuing discussions (for better or


P.S. Again, my apologies for cross-posting.

Richard L. Pyle
Natural Sciences Database Coordinator, Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI 96817
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