A question about species authors

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at FREELER.NL
Fri Jun 4 20:55:41 CDT 2004

PS: also keep in mind Rec 46C.2


> It seems that a precedent are the names by HBK, (Humboldt, Bonpland &
Kunth), which, however, are now being attributed by Kunth, who did the
actual writing. I must admit to never having looked up exact details.

> A careful study of Art 46.2-4, 6 and accompanying examples will help.

> Paul van Rijckevorsel
> Utrecht, NL

> > Dear Colleagues,

> > In determining the names of persons who may be included as authors of a
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.

> > Cheers,

> > John
> > 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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