[Taxacom] abbreviation in authority citation

Ken Kinman kinman at hotmail.com
Thu May 18 12:06:31 CDT 2006

    You can cite it as:  Proisotoma minuta (Tullberg, 1871).  The reference 
to Borner, 1903, can be excluded, since it just indicates that he is the one 
who transferred this species from Isotoma to Proisotoma.  As for the t.t. 
abbreviation, it seems to be something peculiar to that particular 
checklist.  I am just wondering if it might indicate that this is the type 
species of Proisotoma, but that is just a guess.
          Ken Kinman
>From: Diana Hernández <dhernand at xolo.conabio.gob.mx>
>To: Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
>Subject: [Taxacom] abbreviation in authority citation
>Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 08:53:30 -0500
>Dear all,
>Does anybody know the meaning of "t.t" in the authority of a species?
>An example could be a collembola
>species:  Proisotoma minuta (Tullberg, 1871, t.t.) Börner, 1903
>I would like to know what is it and if
>abbreviating the authorship which author could be excluded?
>Thanks in advance

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