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

Stephen Thorpe s.thorpe at auckland.ac.nz
Fri Sep 4 23:31:43 CDT 2009

But in a database, it would be most sensible to have it like this:
Name: Goneplax Leach, 1814
Original publication: Leach (1813-1815)

From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Francisco Welter-Schultes [fwelter at gwdg.de]
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] FW: formation of zoological names with Mc, Mac, et

> 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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