hyphenated names

John Landolt jlandolt at SHEPHERD.EDU
Mon Oct 27 13:33:03 CST 2003


Hi Folks,

I have asked a similar question in the past.

The names of several cellular slime mold species that have been
published in the past 35 years have specific epithets that are
hyphenated; e.g. Dictyostelium aureo-stipes.  At least one journal
that I know about stipulates that it will not publish any "new" taxa
with hyphenated names.

What is the generally accepted status of names that were originally
published with hyphenation?  If I supply a culture (not of the type
specimen) of such a species to another collection or make reference
to such a culture of such a species in a manuscript, should I write
the binomial with or without the hyphen?

I'd appreciate any advice that would be forthcoming.  Thanks in advance.

Cheers to all.

John
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John C. Landolt
Department of Biology
Shepherd College
Shepherdstown, WV 25443 U.S.A.
jlandolt at shepherd.edu




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