[Taxacom] formation of zoological names with Mc, Mac, etc.

Frank.Krell at dmns.org Frank.Krell at dmns.org
Fri Sep 11 16:26:48 CDT 2009

Francisco Welter-Schultes wrote on August 28, 2009 6:39 AM

"I tend to follow commissioner Nina Bogutskaya from Russia for a best 
practice guide (ZooBank is a US American venture and they do not know 
much about languages and scripts, and have no opinion)..."

Back from vacation, I found this statement. It is wrong. ZooBank is an ICZN venture. The Chair of the ZooBank Committee is German (me). The ZooBank idea was born in the UK. The ZooBank Committee is composed of people from Switzerland, Russia (Nina Bogutskaya), Sweden, US, Germany, UK, Italy, South Africa, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Australia, China, Denmark, Spain, and Malaysia. We know something about languages, and sometimes even have opinions. Be assured that we are quite diligent and do our best to accommodate language peculiarities.


Dr Frank T. Krell 
Curator of Entomology 
Commissioner, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 
Editor, Systematic Entomology (outgoing)
Department of Zoology 
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 
2001 Colorado Boulevard 
Denver, CO 80205-5798 USA 
Frank.Krell at dmns.org 
Phone: (+1) (303) 370-8244 
Fax: (+1) (303) 331-6492 

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