Nomenclator Zoologicus Volume 9 - errors in author names

Doug Yanega dyanega at UCR.EDU
Mon Mar 27 13:41:53 CST 2006

>As long as we don't have a unified global standard for
>transliterations (or do we?), the only way of getting a stable
>nomenclature of author names is creating a standardized list of
>author names (I would hate it if it neglects the preference of the
>author, but would reluctantly accept it). Are there any efforts for
>such a list in the zoological world? ZooBank might develop such a
>database as it goes along, but the problem are the old authors.

Actually, this came up here recently, in a thread I started about
author abbreviations. I can find archived mentions of the 1998
"Nomina Auctorum" being available online, but none of those links
appear to function now, so apparently there is only the print
version, and no public domain version - but such a list evidently HAS
been compiled.


Doug Yanega        /Dept. of Entomology         /Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521-0314
phone: (951) 827-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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