[Taxacom] new nomina nuda (was Re: e-only taxonomic publicat

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Fri Feb 12 12:59:10 CST 2010

Doug Yanega wrote:

> I think it's important that folks FULLY appreciate the tragic 
> accuracy and import of Wolfgang's comment; it is indeed a sobering 
> thought that serious taxonomists doing serious research for the 
> advancement of science - and publishing in a premier journal - should 
> be told that their taxon names are worthless...

* has this been discussed with the authors of the names, and with the 
editors of Science? Someone could publish a little note, perhaps about 
depositing copies of the Science appendices in 10 libraries, in such a 
way that the names would retain the original authorship *in* the 
publication of the correction.

I know this isn't a structural correction, but it would alert Science to 
the problem, and deal with the present case.

          Frederick W. Schueler & Aleta Karstad
Bishops Mills Natural History Centre - http://pinicola.ca/bmnhc.htm
Thirty Years Later Expedition - http://pinicola.ca/thirty/
Longterm ecological monitoring - http://fragileinheritance.ca/
Portraits of light - http://www.aletakarstad.com/
Mudpuppy Night in Oxford Mills - http://pinicola.ca/mudpup1.htm
     RR#2 Bishops Mills, Ontario, Canada K0G 1T0
   on the Smiths Falls Limestone Plain 44* 52'N 75* 42'W
    (613)258-3107 <bckcdb at istar.ca> http://pinicola.ca/

More information about the Taxacom mailing list