[Taxacom] The Plant List [re]Visited

dipteryx at freeler.nl dipteryx at freeler.nl
Sat Mar 12 03:58:20 CST 2011

You missed one
the basionym Hypnum praelongum Hedw. is a heterotypic synonym of 
Eurhynchium pumilum (Wilson) Schimp. and not a homotypic synonym
of either of the accepted combinations based on it...

As a nomenclaturist I can start by taking exception to 
"Eurhynchium praelongum subsp. praelongum (Hedw.) Bertsch"
in direct violation of Art. 26.1.

The small letter "x" (italicized!) to indicate hybrids (in violation 
of Art. H.1.1, but see also Rec. H.3A.2) is also hurtful.


-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu namens Paul Kirk
Verzonden: za 12-3-2011 9:46
Aan: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Onderwerp: [Taxacom] The Plant List [re]Visited
What the f... is going on here: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-35100136 - Kindbergia praelonga (Hedw.) Ochyra?

One homotypic name has low confidence as a synonym whilst two other homotypic names have medium confidence. And what happened to the basionym Hypnum praelongum Hedw.? It's in the source dataset (identified as the basionym) together with all it's homotypic synonyms, some of which are missing from TPL!

But wait, here is the answer, TPL has the homotypic name Eurhynchium praelongum (Hedw.) Schimp. as another accepted species (citing Mr T as a source) with Stokesiella praelonga (Hedw.) H. Rob. as a homotypic synonym.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying things need to be perfect first time out but ... were there no nomenclaturalist involved in compiling TPL?


p.s. there is a little laspsus in 'original publication details: Lindbergia 8: 54 54 1982' which I bet a taxonomist can spot ... :-)

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