[Taxacom] nomen nudum or not?

Lawrence Kirkendall 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. 

Lawrence Kirkendall

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