[Taxacom] Species descriptions in thesis
Raymond Hoser Snakeman Snakebusters Reptile Parties
viper007 at live.com.au
Sun Jun 9 01:37:11 CDT 2013
In agreeance with Marla and adding a bit more ...
Now I'm not referring to the code as I wrote this so may be getting detail wrong,
but noting that the code desires stability and non-confusion, an added alternative to Marla's may be to simply list each taxon as species 1, sp. 2 and so on in the thesis with a note that you intend publishing descriptions of all shortly (within 12 months is the code's recommendation).
That way you do not create confusion and instability and also add a warning to the Wolfgang Wusters of the world not to rip off your work and name species you either have or are about to.
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> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 22:27:26 -0600
> From: mivie at montana.edu
> To: marla.schwarzfeld at ualberta.ca
> CC: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Species descriptions in thesis
> 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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