Naming a species after yourself (zoology)

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Mon Mar 6 10:31:45 CST 2006

Hi Taxacomers,

I have a manuscript in which the 3rd author is being honored with a species
being named after him.

It is my belief, but I cannot find a statement in the ICZN, that this is a
That is, I can name something after you, and you can name it after me,
but you and I cannot name a species after me.

Am I correct?  If the answer is in ICZN (4th edition), could someone please
direct me to the article or recommendation?

Robin Leech
Edmonton, Alberta

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