New Descriptions

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Mon Jul 11 06:54:20 CDT 2005

As Gurcharan says, the moniker, "n.sp." or "sp.nov." is found ONLY in the
publication in which the new species is described.  The moment the
is printed, then that species is referred to as "Xus yus Author's(s')
name(s), year".
It will never be referred to as a new species again.
Robin Leech

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gurcharan" <singhg at SATYAM.NET.IN>
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 5:46 AM
Subject: Re: New Descriptions

> "Max BILLAH" <mbillah at ICIPE.ORG> wrote
>>There is this little question that bothers me a lot, and that is;
>>How long does a new description continue to bear the "sp. n." attachment
>>before it becomes accepted by the name alone???
> Abbreviation sp. n. is used only in the original publication when author/s
> publish a species new to science and it follows the bonomial and the
> author
> name. Sp. n. is dropped in all future citations and is replaced by full
> reference to the the original publication. I have tried to make this very
> clear in my book (Plant Systematics: an Integrated Approach, Science
> Publishers, USA)
> Gurcharan Singh

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