[Taxacom] spurious authorship

John Todd j.todd at nhm.ac.uk
Sat Sep 5 12:26:48 CDT 2009

The infamous nineteenth century malacologist Bourguignat wrote a couple
of monographs that contained descriptiosn of new species credited to his
colleagues (Pechaud, Servain etc). However, as Peter Dance notes, the
original manuscripts (containing fulsome praise to Bourguignat) are all
in Bourguignat's hand alone. See J. Conchology, 1970, 27: 6595 - it's a
good read.


>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?





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