[Taxacom] bioinformatics ignored etc

Paul Kirk p.kirk at cabi.org
Sun Feb 21 04:23:44 CST 2010

An editor or a reviewer doesn't need to know about Nom.Zool. or ION ... just Google - if you want to find out about almost anything in the 21st century just google it.


From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu on behalf of Bob Mesibov
Sent: Sun 21/02/2010 10:08
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] bioinformatics ignored etc

Stephen Thorpe's beetle example and Tony Rees' examples reminded me that the original ZooBank vision for registration included checking of new names to see if they were preoccupied:

"3. ZooBank will check the submitted details automatically, and the author will receive a response stating whether or not the name or act meets the provisions of the Code, and if a proposed name is a junior homonym." (http://www.iczn.org/ZooBank_Paper5.htm)

I thought at the time it was a great idea when coupled with *mandatory* registration. Still think it's a great idea.

I also note that Stuckenbergina Oldroyd, 1962 pops up very quickly either in Nomenclator Zoologicus (http://uio.mbl.edu/NomenclatorZoologicus/) or ION (http://www.organismnames.com/). Sigh.
Dr Robert Mesibov
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