[Taxacom] globalnames?

Mario Blanco mblanco at flmnh.ufl.edu
Tue Sep 22 08:06:08 CDT 2009

For texts aimed exclusively at non taxonomists, yes, it is probably best 
to completely omit author citations, except in cases where there are 
potentially confusing homonyms.

-------- Original Message --------
From:     Paul Kirk <p.kirk at cabi.org>

In texts aimed at non taxonomists (field guides, red data lists,
quarantine lists etc) what would the inclusion of unabbreviated author
citation add to the understanding of the associated - usually taxon, not
name - data by said non taxonomists? My opinion is that nothing of
substance is added by such inclusions and thus they are best omitted.

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