[Taxacom] FW: formation of zoological names with Mc, Mac, et

Francisco Welter-Schultes fwelter at gwdg.de
Sat Sep 5 00:21:04 CDT 2009

> Goneplax Leach, 1814 [in Leach, 1813-1815]

The name of the genus is Goneplax Leach, 1814, but if there is a 
divergence between nomenclaturally and bibliographically relevant 
years, I also would recommend to cite a name in a way Dean proposed 
here. Or if there is a divergence between authors (Boettger, 1909 in 
Wohlberedt 1909). This is often done, and can be very helpful to 
find the original source, especially in rarely cited names. It is not 
ruled so by the Code, but makes much sense. If there was a movment in 
the community to incorporate this into the ICZN Code, I would be in 
favour of this idea. 
I would not use a comma between author and year in a bibliographical 


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