Naming a species after yourself (zoology)

"José H. Leal" jleal at SHELLMUSEUM.ORG
Mon Mar 6 12:58:23 CST 2006

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At 12:31 PM 03/06/06, you wrote:
>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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