Question about authorship of new names in zoology

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Mon Mar 15 18:37:05 CST 2004

Yes, it is.  As an associate editor for Can. Ent., I have seen
this on several occasions.  However, there must be a
statement in the Introduction or Materials and Methods
that states who the author(s) is(are) for the species.
Thus the paper can be by Jones, Smith and Thompson,
but the species' authors are Jones and Smith.
Robin Leech

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Bosselaers" <dochterland at PANDORA.BE>
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2004 4:54 PM
Subject: Question about authorship of new names in zoology

> Dear Taxacomers,
> I have the following question: is it possible, in zoological
> nomenclature, to publish a taxonomic paper with, for example, three
> authors, and to publish a new species name in that article with only one
> or two author names? Is there an article of the code which deals with
> this possibility? I know it is being done in botany but no zoological
> example comes to my mind.
> Best regards,
> Jan
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