author of the name

Mary Barkworth Mary at BIOLOGY.USU.EDU
Fri Jul 11 14:21:40 CDT 2003


In my experience the authors are often given inaccurately even when the
name is correct. An identification reference (such as a flora that
presents the taxonomic concept used) is more informative than the
authors of a scientific name (except in papers discussing the
application of names).  



-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Kirk [mailto:p.kirk at CABI.ORG]
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 12:50 PM
To: TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG
Subject: Re: author of the name


Liliana,

The author and year would certainly give these data more accuracy but
you
should be aware that for specimen data if the material is misidentified
this
may give it false sense of accuracy. The name of the determiner and the
source of the determination (flora or monograph used) is equally as
important for interpreting the collection in the absence of a
re-examination.

Cheers,

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Liliana Lara Morales
To: TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG
Sent: 11/07/03 19:20
Subject: [TAXACOM] author of the name

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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