[Taxacom] Species descriptions in thesis

Michael A. Ivie mivie at montana.edu
Sat Jun 8 23:27:26 CDT 2013


My students have placed this statement at the bottom of the Abstract page
in their thesis or dissertation for decades, it takes care of all

Disclaimer: This thesis is not intended to meet the provision of the ICZN
(1999)  regarding the publication of new nomenclatural acts [Art. 8.2]. No
name or nomenclatural act proposed herein should be considered available
as defined by the ICZN.

Simple, ironclad. All other arguments just go away.

> Dear Taxacomers,
> I am describing a number of new species in my Ph.D. thesis, ahead of the
> peer-reviewed journal publication of the descriptions. However I would
> like
> the published paper to be the official description. Since my thesis will
> be
> online, and thus technically fulfill the requirements of the Code, I would
> like to include a statement that the descriptions therein are not the
> “real” species descriptions.  I feel I’ve seen similar statements, but
> can’t find any examples now that I’m looking for one. Does anyone have a
> suggestion for a standard statement that should be included?
> Thanks in advance!
> Marla
> --
> Marla Schwarzfeld
> Ph.D. Candidate
> CW 405 Biological Sciences Centre
> University of Alberta
> Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9
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Michael A. Ivie, Ph.D., F.R.E.S.
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