p.kirk at CABI.ORG
Tue Oct 28 00:28:30 CST 2003
Yes, traditionally they are 'plants' but in reality they are 'animals'. The
last edition of the Dictionary of the Fungi followed tradition but for
higher taxa provided both forms of the higher taxon name termination. Needs
an ICZN 'expert' to comment to determine is their equivalent of Art. 60.9
has the same advice.
From: Paul van Rijckevorsel
To: TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU
Sent: 27/10/03 20:06
Subject: Re: [TAXACOM] hyphenated names
As best I know the ICBN applies to slime moulds,
and the relevant provision is Art 60.9, see:
Paul van Rijckevorsel
From: John Landolt <jlandolt at SHEPHERD.EDU>
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2003 7:33 PM
> 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
> 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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