[Taxacom] Dealing with the morally reprehensible act of plagiarisation

Wulf Schleip webmaster at leiopython.de
Wed May 29 01:10:35 CDT 2013


Hoser,

By all means, think before you  write something! I've been following your
postings on this list and the accusations you made against me. Absolutely
ridiculous!

Cheers,
Wulf


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Von: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] Im Auftrag von Raymond Hoser
Snakeman Snakebusters Reptile Parties
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2013 05:23
An: Ken Kinman; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Betreff: Re: [Taxacom] Dealing with the morally reprehensible act of
plagiarisation

" I'm wondering why you are accusing Schleip (2008) of plagiarism.  He even
mentions your 2000 paper in the title:  "Revision of the Genus Leiopython
Hubrecht 1879 (Serpentes: Pythonidae) with the Redescription of Taxa
Recently Described by Hoser (2000) and the Description of New Species." 
 
In the title yes - in the body of the paper "no". in fact he attacks me
first before using my data without attribution - as in he masquerades it as
his own!
 
Also check out the plagiarization he does in his "Leiopython" wikipedia
page, including some versions where he says he "described" L. hoserae!
 
Also of note is that for 8 years Schleip claimed L. hoserae was a
melanaistic L. albertisi (I've never heard such rot, noting the obvious
physical differences between the snakes) before he did and without apology,
publish that he had described L. hoserae on wikipedia - on the same page
he'd actively edited for 8 years to deny existence of the said species!
 
All the best
 

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From: kinman at hotmail.com
To: viper007 at live.com.au; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: RE: [Taxacom] Dealing with the morally reprehensible act of
plagiarisation
Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 14:59:34 +0000




Hi Raymond,

 

     I'm wondering why you are accusing Schleip (2008) of plagiarism.  He
even mentions your 2000 paper in the title:  "Revision of the Genus
Leiopython Hubrecht 1879 (Serpentes: Pythonidae) with the Redescription of
Taxa Recently Described by Hoser (2000) and the Description of New Species."


 

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> From: viper007 at live.com.au
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 00:28:14 +1030
> Subject: [Taxacom] Dealing with the morally reprehensible act of 
> plagiarisation
> 
> 
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> I am sure I am not the only one here to have had their work 
> plagiarized by one or more others.(This being the act of using a person's
work and not citing or correctly attributing the data).
> 
> Examples in terms of my own work and papers include serial offences by 
> the Wuster et al. (Kaiser et
> al.) gang of thieves, a few of many examples of which I list below:
> 
> ·
> Hoser
> 1998a/repeated in Hoser 2002b Acanthophis taxonomy (confirmed by Aplin 
> and Donnellan 1999, Wells 2002d), (also see support from Starkey 2008 
> dating back many years), then plagiarized by Fry et al. 2002 
> (including Wüster) and Wüster et al. (2005):
> 
> ·
> Hoser
> 2000b/2003e/2004a Python Taxonomy (confirmed by Rawlings and Donnellan 
> 2003 (“Chondropython” - Hoser 2000), confirmed by Wells 2005 
> (“Morelia” Carpet Pythons), Rawlings, et al. 2008 (“Broghammerus” and 
> other genera - Hoser 2003/4)); then plagiarized by O’Shea 2007 
> (“Leiopython”); also then plagiarized by Schleip
> 2008 (“Leiopython hoserae” and other from Hoser 2000):
> 
> ·
> Hoser
> 1998b/2000b/2001 “Pseudechis” group
> taxonomy (confirmed by Kuch et al. 2005), then plagiarized by Wüster 
> et. al. (2005):
> 
> ·
> Hoser 2002a Oxyuranus
> taxonomy, plagiarized
> by Wüster et. al. (2005):
> 
> ·
> Hoser
> 2003a Pseudonaja taxonomy, plagiarized by David Williams et al. 
> (including Wüster and O’Shea) (2008).
> 
> 
> 
> Of course others have plagiarized my work, particularly many of my 
> papers on breeding snakes from the 1980’s and 1990’s, but I’ll save 
> listing them as this would include dozens of entries and this is after 
> all a taxonomy/nomenclature forum.
> 
> While plagiarization is a reprehensible and morally repugnant act, 
> what sort of actions do you suggest are best to combat this scourge, 
> both before and after the fact?
> 
> Thanks in advance for any ideas.
> 
> 
> 
> Snakebustersâ - Australia's best reptilesâ
> 
> The only hands-on reptilesâ shows that lets people hold the animalsâ.
> 
> Reptile partiesâ, events, courses
> Phones: 9812 3322
> 
> 0412 777 211
> 
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