[Taxacom] names for non-existing species
Michael.Ohl at mfn-berlin.de
Mon Mar 25 10:44:41 CDT 2013
And another question to the list.
I know of only very few publications, in which properly formed scientific species-group names have been published explicitly for non-existing organisms, which, as a consequence, are invalid (names proposed for hypothetical concepts, Art. 1.3.1). Examples are:
- Shillingsworthia shillingsworthi Girault, which has been cited in various lists on curious scientific names.
- Several names published by Dougal Dixon in his well-known book 'After man'.
- The Rhinogradentia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinogradentia), which have made their way into a few zoology textbooks.
I don't think of Warner Brothers' list of so-called 'Latin names' of Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote (http://purpletigercreations.com/Portfolio/portfolio/web/roadRunner/latin.htm), because these are just funny and arbitrary combinations of Latin-looking words, which are not 'seriously' formed.
So do any of you know more examples for 'seriously' formed names, which have been explicitly published for non-existing organisms?
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