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

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