[Taxacom] prolific species describers
neale at bishopmuseum.org
Sat Apr 13 15:06:51 CDT 2013
Edward Meyrick is listed on LEPINDEX as 18,409 but that includes genus-group names. They can be culled from the search results with a little work to get his exact species number.
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Michael A. Ivie [mivie at montana.edu]
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 7:58 AM
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] prolific species describers
No one can touch Maurice Pic, Lindroth's obituary states he described over
20,000 species, and I have seen other estimates as high as 38,000. No one
knows how many really, Zoological Record missed many of his descriptions,
and most have never been reexamined for validity.
> I had expected that this request has already been posted in Taxacom, but
> my (very) quick search in the Taxacom archive resulted in nothing. So here
> it is (again?).
> I am trying to set up a list of the most prolific species describers in
> zoology. A few names immediately came to my mind, like Charles Paul
> Alexander with more than 11,000 names in Diptera, and Johann Christian
> Fabricius with more than 10,000 names across several insect orders. But
> there might be more!
> So please post your bid for higher or similar numbers! I will distribute a
> top-10-list at the end.
> Although I am basically interested in the total number of names published
> by a single person, any further statistics are welcome, if available.
> Number of names still valid today, total number of genus- vs.
> species-group names ....
> Cheers, Michael Ohl
> Museum fuer Naturkunde, Berlin
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