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

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Thu Sep 3 03:12:51 CDT 2009

Sorry Stephen, I can't let some of these quotes go unchallenged.  I try to
resist -- I try to keep my fingers off my keyboard -- but I can't.  It's as
if you were claiming that species are real entities in nature.  I just
*can't* simply ignore it! 


> Most databases/publications in the 
> world today would have a single field called 'Name', which 
> would look like this:
> Name: Examplus primus Smith, 1970
> NOT like this:
> Name: Examplus primus
> Authority: Smith
> Date: 1970

I would agree with your statement with one small modifcation: insert the
words "poorly designed" between "Most" and "databases" in the first


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