Errors = phantom names on the Internet
Susan B. Farmer
sfarmer at GOLDSWORD.COM
Tue Mar 28 16:19:17 CST 2006
Quoting "Pape, Thomas" <TPape at SNM.KU.DK>:
> So, my recommendation is to discard these phantom names as errors or
> working records or dummies, etc. - and concentrate our efforts of
> designing a mandatory registry system including peer review.
But by deleting the record, you also delete the *source* of the name.
Years from now, when someone is doing a revision and trying to track
down the publication/types of these names when that name still exists
somewhere, they will engage in a time consuming, fruitless search for
that publication. I think it's better to keep the annotated name.
sfarmer at goldsword.com
University of Tennessee
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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