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

Francisco Welter-Schultes fwelter at gwdg.de
Sat Sep 5 00:59:24 CDT 2009

Clear from the contents is if the cited description is put in 
quotation marks (with an explanation somewhere in the text from who 
wrote the quoted texts), or if the name of the foreign contributor is 
quoted below the description (not only behind the name), or if there 
is an expressed statement "description was made by...". 

If a name is just cited behind a name and you need secondary sources 
to understand that this person provided the description, then the 
author of the work is deemed to be the author of the new name.


F. Welter-Schultes
Zoologisches Institut, Berliner Str. 28, D-37073 Goettingen
Phone +49 551 395536, Fax +49 551 395579

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