[Taxacom] nomen nudum or not?
lawrence.kirkendall at bio.uib.no
Sat Dec 6 07:11:09 CST 2014
In an obscure GMO report some years ago, a newly discovered but undescribed beetle species was referred to by a working name. To avoid the name becoming a nomen nudum, the authors used single quotes (inverted commas) around the species epithet, like this:
blah blah blah Aaaus ‘bbbus'
Does the use of quotes solve this problem? Is bbbus an available name?
This was one of a number of species discussed briefly (or simply occuring in tables) in this report. The species is now being described.
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