[Taxacom] Objective synonyms?
fwelter at gwdg.de
Mon May 31 07:42:22 CDT 2010
There are not many errors in the Code, but there are some.
Among the unnecessary items in the ICZN Code are many of the
Recommendations. Some zoologists suggested to delete them all
One serious error is that the author of a name is defined as the one
who publishes the name. This is nonsense, that person is the
publisher, and the publisher of a work is nowhere recognized as the
author of a name.
The term "new combination" in the Glossary has no nomenclatural
implication and meaning at all, these are also things that can be
There are also some contradictions between the English and the
French Code, which should be neutralized.
University of Goettingen, Germany
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