Naming a species after yourself (zoology)
david.orlovich at BOTANY.OTAGO.AC.NZ
Tue Mar 7 07:12:03 CST 2006
If I wanted to name a species after someone, and I also thought that
they contributed enough to the work, then I think what I would do
would be write the paper with all three authors, but designate as the
authority for the new species only the two not being honoured - for
Bloggs J, Doe J, Simpson H 2006. A new species of Springfieldia
Springfieldia simpsonii Bloggs et Doe, sp. nov.
I reckon that would skirt around the ethical problems to some degree.
On 7/03/2006, at 6:59 AM, volker von wirth wrote:
> As far as I see, there is no article within the ICZN which
> prohibits the
> naming of a species after one of the authors of the publication in
> which the
> species is first described. The rules for naming Species are
> mentioned in
> Art. 25 ff.!
> It seems to be more an ethical problem. It should be a matter of
> course that
> such a naming shouldn't be done by the authors.
> With best regrads, Volker
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> Subject: [TAXACOM] Naming a species after yourself (zoology)
>> Hi Taxacomers,
>> I have a manuscript in which the 3rd author is being honored with a
>> 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
>> but you and I cannot name a species after me.
>> Am I correct? If the answer is in ICZN (4th edition), could someone
>> direct me to the article or recommendation?
>> Robin Leech
>> Edmonton, Alberta
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