[Taxacom] Paper on taxonomic standards in herpetology

Frank.Krell at dmns.org Frank.Krell at dmns.org
Wed May 15 13:50:25 CDT 2013

What exactly is the loophole, and if you close it (how?), how would you police it?


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Ah, well this is something I didn´t know about the code, a loophole you could drive a bus through. Thanks Frank. Now for the follow-up question.
What are chances of closing said loophole? I am certain there are reasons why it hasn´t happened yet but it is interesting for the more naive like me.


On 15 May 2013 18:57, <Frank.Krell at dmns.org> wrote:

> "What I don´t understand is how are  Hoser´s names Code compliant if 
> they are published in his own, self-edited, non-peer reviewed journal?"
> Because peer review is not a requirement for availability, neither is 
> that author and editor need to be different persons.
> Frank
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