What were they thinking?

Barry Roth barry_roth at YAHOO.COM
Wed Dec 15 15:59:06 CST 2004

I see this as a problem of editorship.  A journal editor who understands the
niceties of the International Codes would not let something pass that was
ambiguous in this way.

There was a point, some years ago, where TAXACOMers felt it necessary to
educate the editor of Nature regarding some issues about taxonomy.  A search of
the archives on "Henry Gee" should turn up some messages.  Perhaps a few
informative   messages to the Science editors would be useful.

Barry Roth

--- Julian H <humphries at MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU> wrote:

> This looks an awful lot like a valid new description (although the lack of
> a designation of holotype probably means it is just another nomen
> nudum).  Pity the poor authors who submitted the news to Science.  Why
> would they include the name they proposed to use?
> http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/1213/1
> Julian Humphries
> DigiMorph.Org
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> University of Texas at Austin
> Austin, TX 78712
> 512-471-3275

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