[Taxacom] uncertainty about priority - botanical code question

"Peter A. Schäfer" Peter.Schafer at univ-montp2.fr
Sat Jan 23 04:25:49 CST 2010


Dear K. F.
did you ask the librarians of the Geneva Herbarium? I hope that they 
would be able to help you. The email of the head librarian should be:
> Pierre.Boillat at ville-ge.ch

Good luck
Peter A. Schäfer

Karolina Fucikova wrote:
> Dear taxacom members,
> I am facing a taxonomic problem and would appreciate any help you can give
> me.
> The issue concerns two algae that were both named in 1934. One was published
> in the Bulletin de la Société botanique de Genève, vol. 25. the other was in
> Berichte der Schweizerischen Botanischen Gesellschaft, vol. 43. For both of
> these journals, this was the only issue that year. These two names will
> likely be synonymized, so it is important to determine which one has
> priority. I am still working on figuring out which month each of these
> bulletins was issued, so far without any luck. So, here are the questions:
> Is there a way to find out the exact date of publication for these
> bulletins? The month doesn't seem to be printed on the cover.
> If it turns out to be impossible to find out which name was published
> earlier, what are the rules for priority in that case?
> Thanks in advance for help.
> Karolina Fucikova
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