stat. nov. and type citation

Charlie Butterworth charlie.butterworth at CGU.EDU
Wed Sep 15 07:50:50 CDT 2004


In 1998, a couple of colleagues published a transfer of a legitimate species of Mammillaria
into another species, but as a subspecies.  The stat nov publication contained all the
necessary information for legitimate publication, but did not cite the type specimen for the
basionym.  However, they explicitly cited the original publication details immediately under
the new combination.

So, is the "new" subspecies" illegitimately published ie. a later homonym? How would the
authors correct this?


Charles A. Butterworth
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, Arizona

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