[Taxacom] Cadetia kutubu

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 03:46:37 CDT 2008

c'mon guys - this is an *orchid* we are talking about...  whatever you
do or or don't do is just grist for the mill...  give up and walk away
now...  we will understand...  no-one will think ill of you...   ;)


On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 6:33 PM, Paul Kirk <p.kirk at cabi.org> wrote:
> In the real world it has a name ... and taxonomists are the worst
> offenders when it comes to publishing "a species name that may or may
> not ever be published" - the literature is littered with them ... and
> what about Rec. 34A.1 (and Preamble 5) ... ;-)
> Paul
> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Karl Magnacca
> Sent: 26 September 2008 09:09
> To: TAXACOM at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Cadetia kutubu
> On Fri, September 26, 2008 8:24 am, Paul Kirk wrote:
>> It would be both nomenclaturally and taxonomically irresponsible to
>> publish another name for this taxon without examining the type [...]
>> The taxon (if it is new) has a name already,
> If it isn't validly published then it *doesn't* have a name.  It's
> equally irresponsible to go blaring out global press releases giving a
> species name that may or may not ever be published, or may eventually be
> described under a different name.
> Karl
> =====================
> Karl Magnacca
> Postdoctoral Researcher
> Department of Zoology
> Trinity College, Dublin 2
> Ireland

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