author of the name

Richard Pyle deepreef at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Fri Jul 11 08:42:44 CDT 2003


Whenever possible, I think the answer is "yes".  I'm not sure that
"Mandatory" is the right word, because there are times when you will want to
associate specimens with a taxonomic name, but do not have access to the
authorship of that name.  However, having spent the past several years
working extensively with taxonomic datasets, I can assure you that having
the author name is very helpful in many situations.

Aloha,
Rich

Richard L. Pyle
Natural Sciences Database Coordinator, Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI 96817
Ph: (808)848-4115, Fax: (808)847-8252
email: deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
http://www.bishopmuseum.org/bishop/HBS/pylerichard.html

> -----Original Message-----
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> Liliana Lara Morales
> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 8:21 AM
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>
>
> In biodiversity information system based on specimen data from biological
> scientific collection, should have as mandatory data
>   the author of the name and date of publication for the scientific name?
>
> Liliana Lara
> National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of the Biodiversity
> (CONABIO).
> www.conabio.gob.mx




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