David Remsen (GBIF)
dremsen at gbif.org
Thu Sep 24 08:51:57 CDT 2009
I agree. Just point me to the list of potentially confusing homonyms
and I will pass the word.
On Sep 22, 2009, at 3:06 PM, Mario Blanco wrote:
> For texts aimed exclusively at non taxonomists, yes, it is probably
> 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,
> 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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