[Taxacom] FW: new whale genus name is preoccupied

Paul Kirk p.kirk at cabi.org
Fri Jul 2 08:51:52 CDT 2010


I think that electronic replication of ink-on-paper is quite different
from only electronic publication within an appropriate 'as robust as is
possible' framework ... only time will tell

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Petit [mailto:r.e.petit at att.net] 
Sent: 02 July 2010 14:11
To: Paul Kirk; TAXACOM at MAILMAN.NHM.KU.EDU
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] FW: new whale genus name is preoccupied

Although this has nothing to do with the misguided movement to permit
publication in electronic form only, there are authors and editors who
simply do  not care.

In my recent posting in this thread about original sources, I meant
original. Both Index Animalium and Nomenclator Zoologicus have errors.
It is great to have Index Animalium on-line but the print version must
still be checked due to some errors made in the transcription process.
However, a click on the page number brings up a scan of the actual page.

If electronic replication can mangle printed-on-paper work, consider
what could happen without a hard copy for permanent reference!

dick p.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Kirk" <p.kirk at cabi.org>
To: <TAXACOM at MAILMAN.NHM.KU.EDU>
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 7:45 AM
Subject: [Taxacom] FW: new whale genus name is preoccupied


>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Kirk
> Sent: 02 July 2010 12:40
> To: 'Johnson, Paul'
> Cc: Taxacom
> Subject: RE: [Taxacom] new whale genus name is preoccupied
>
> I agree but ... are there practicing systematic (sensu lato)
zoologists
> (palaeo or otherwise) out there who publish and do not know about
> Nomenclator Zoologicus on-line (and other on-line resources) and, as
> this publication concerned nomenclature did the assigned editor select
a
> reviewer or reviewers who might be expected to know this?
>
> Paul
>
>
> Sent from my Windows PC ... :-)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johnson, Paul [mailto:Paul.Johnson at sdstate.edu]
> Sent: 02 July 2010 12:31
> To: Paul Kirk
> Cc: Taxacom
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] new whale genus name is preoccupied
>
> It is an example of the perennial nature of nomenclatural problems and
> the continuing need for classically trained taxonomists that know
their
> resources (tangible or digital), scientific standards, and are learned
> in their craft.
>
> Paul
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Jul 2, 2010, at 3:05 AM, "Paul Kirk" <p.kirk at cabi.org> wrote:
>
>> Is this an example of the peer review process which opponents of
>> electronic publication hold on to as a reason for staying with paper
> ...
>> and commercial publishers?
>>
>> Paul
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
>> [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Francisco
>> Welter-Schultes
>> Sent: 02 July 2010 02:07
>> To: TAXACOM at MAILMAN.NHM.KU.EDU; Doug Yanega
>> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] new whale genus name is preoccupied
>>
>>> From what I see now, the authors of the Nature paper produced a very
>> cheap homonym - and they or at least Nature's reviewers could have
>> seen that relatively easily.
>>
>> Francisco
>> University of Goettingen, Germany
>> www.animalbase.org
>>
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