Nomenclator Zoologicus Volume 9 - errors in author names [ Scanned for viruses ]

Paul Kirk p.kirk at CABI.ORG
Tue Mar 28 08:59:35 CST 2006

Both IPNI Authors and the subset for fungal authors include as many 'real' variants as are found in the literature and both human search interfaces will lead a user to the recommended form. I say 'real' for we have not tried to invent all possible transliteration for e.g. some of the more complex Russian names. The published Brummitt & Powell included all the 'rules' and rationale - included at the authors of fungal names link is a subset of this information; the IPNI site does not have this (yet?).

I would suggest that any zoologist who may be interested in developing a comparable list for animal authors would do well to read these 'rules' - it worked for 'botanists'. I reject the suggestion that authors names should be cited as published - standardization leads to clarity - and many authors were not in control of how there names were cited in publications, that depending on whether the type setter had the required bit of metal in his case; this is apparently still a problem for some publishers even with unicode available ;-)


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From: "Paul Kirk" <p.kirk at CABI.ORG>
botanists (and mycologists, algologists etc) use [...] (for just
authors of fungal names).


This looks fairly impressive. However, what I have always missed in the list
as used by IPNI is a translation of the old 'standard abbreviations' (avant
la lettre) as they were widely used in the (pre-1992) literature for a quite
limited set of the great botanists to the new standard abbreviations: e.g.
"Fr.Allem." became "Allemâo".

Is there such a list or search facility for Fungal authors?

Best, Paul

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