[Taxacom] Call for Comments: Taxonomic Practice and the Code

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Fri Jan 10 03:50:55 CST 2014


From: Stephen Thorpe 
> Sure there were author citations before there were types, 
> but the same cannot be said for original publications. 

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Whyever not? The concept of "original publications" came in
only with priority, and author citations existed before that.
* * *

> There appears to be much confusion today over so-called 
> "taxonomic concepts"

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Not so sure about that. Of course there are hold-out pockets 
of deniers, who hope that if they keep their eyes firmly closed 
it will all go away ...

Paul
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Stephen Thorpe 
  To: Paul van Rijckevorsel ; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu 
  Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 8:55 PM
  Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Call for Comments: Taxonomic Practice and the Code


  Paul:
  You are an idiot! [Just kidding, just kidding ... well, half kidding!! :) ]
  I still say that the primary function is, and has always been, to link the name to the original publication (types are a secondary issue, that I clearly ought not to have thrown in!). Sure there were author citations before there were types, but the same cannot be said for original publications. The "concepts" you speak of are equivalent to the original descriptions. There appears to be much confusion today over so-called "taxonomic concepts" ...
  Cheers,
  Stephen

   


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