[Taxacom] bioinformatics ignored etc

Stephen Thorpe s.thorpe at auckland.ac.nz
Sun Feb 21 14:11:20 CST 2010

actually Bob, my "beetle example" is a fly! Both Stuckenbergina genera are flies...

From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Bob Mesibov [mesibov at southcom.com.au]
Sent: Sunday, 21 February 2010 11:08 p.m.
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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School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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