Naming a species after yourself (zoology)

Brian Brown BBrown at NHM.ORG
Mon Mar 6 10:29:13 CST 2006

>The obvious solution to avoid criticism would be for the author being
honored to be removed as a describer for that one species.  He/she could
still be an author on the paper, and a describer for other new species
in the paper.

        The problem with this solution is that catalogers are faced with
names like "Aus bus Smith & Jones in Smith, Jones, & Davis, 2006".
Really, in Robin's situation, who cares? Just a statement in the paper
that the third author did something that warranted naming the species
after him or her is fine (in my opinion).


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