abbreviations for author names

Richard Petit r.e.petit at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Wed Mar 8 15:08:03 CST 2006

Not using authors' names would be fine if we did not have so many primary
homonyms in the literature (at both genus and species levels).  Authors'
names are also a very valuable tool for locating original descriptions.
Without knowing the author's name of a taxon, how do you know where to look?

dick p.

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