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

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Wed Sep 2 05:47:18 CDT 2009

From: "Francisco Welter-Schultes" <fwelter at gwdg.de>
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 12:44 PM
>> 51.1. Optional use of names of authors. The name of the author does
>> not form part of the name of a taxon and its citation is optional,
>> although customary and often advisable.
> I think this is an unnecessary article in the ICZN Code. In practical
> life we see that names are sometimes combined with authors and
> sometimes not. It does not make much sense to fix this in the Code.
> It rather looks silly.

To me it looks like must-have article in a Code. If a Code that regulates
formal names does not define this very fundamental concept "name"
(and what is and what is not part of it) how can it be expected to be 

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