A question about species authors

Fri Jun 4 14:31:16 CDT 2004

I believe Lammers and Petit have provided appropriate replies.  I agree with Lammers reservation - if the individual simply financed the research, but played no other role (in the field, identification, preparation of ms., etc.), than I would consider including that person as an author inappropriate.  On the other hand, naming the critter after such a person is common practice.



----- Original Message -----
From: John Landolt <jlandolt at SHEPHERD.EDU>
Date: Friday, June 4, 2004 1:02 pm
Subject: A question about species authors

> 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.
> 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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