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

dipteryx at freeler.nl dipteryx at freeler.nl
Thu Sep 3 07:51:22 CDT 2009

Van: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu namens Bob Mesibov
Verzonden: do 3-9-2009 13:34

>If you can stomach the Horror!, this gets intriguing as you go
>deeper into the background. [...] 1886 reference [...]

It looks to me that if you want to delve into the roots you would
have to go back further than that. It is quite noticeable that, 
say, the 1623 Pinax by Bauhin (also present at the Biodiversity 
Heritage Library) is meticulous in giving the author (and/or 
place of publication) for the synonyms it cites. Obviously, at 
that stage priority, as we know it, did not exist.


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