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

dipteryx at freeler.nl dipteryx at freeler.nl
Sat Sep 5 11:08:35 CDT 2009

Van: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu namens Jim Croft
Verzonden: za 5-9-2009 8:29

>Are there any documented cases where a species is ascribed to 
>an author in the protologue, when in fact the author named had 
>nothing to do with it?  or was fictitious?

It looks to me that it is not rare to have names of species 
attributed to a number of authors, with one or more of the authors
being 'carried'. The really famous example that comes to mind are 
the names once ascribed to H.B.K. with Kunth now accepted as the 
real author.

I would not be at all surprised if there are cases of names of 
species attributed to a single author who did not do any actual 
taxonomic work.


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