A question about species authors

John Landolt jlandolt at SHEPHERD.EDU
Fri Jun 4 14:02:54 CDT 2004

Dear Colleagues,

In determining the names of persons who may be included as authors of
proposed new species,  is it ever permissible to include the name of
a person who was instrumental in providing financial, logistical
support and editorial assistance in the discovery, collection and
manuscript preparation associated with a proposed new taxon, even if
this particular person is not a recognized taxonomist for the
particular group of organisms in question (other authors listed as
authors are so recognized).

In a particular case I have in mind,  the first author of such
proposed new species IS a recognized authority for the group and
wishes to include in authorship of proposed new species, another
person like that described above in the first paragraph.

Is there a particular section of the ICBN that speaks to this point?

Thanks in advance for any information that may be provided.



John C. Landolt
Department of Biology
Shepherd University
P.O. Box 3210
Shepherdstown, WV 25443 U.S.A.
Ph: 304-876-5357
jlandolt at shepherd.edu

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