[Taxacom] combining stem of subfamily ending 'pelma'

David Campbell pleuronaia at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 09:07:28 CST 2014

> Article 16.2 (
> http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted-sites/iczn/code/index.jsp?article=16)
> requires that the type genus be explicitly stated whenever a new
> family-group name is first proposed. This is a cause of considerable chaos!
As Stephen pointed out, authorship remains the same, even if the name was
grammatically incorrect.  Article 16.2 applies only to names proposed after
1999, so it does not apply here.  It would have been useful to have been in
practice back in the 1800's and early 1900's, as many family names were
proposed without any discussion or justification or even indication that
they were new.  In those cases, there are some instances where it is not
clear which homonym or near-homonym is the intended referent for a family
name, but usually the usage will make it clear.

Dr. David Campbell
Assistant Professor, Geology
Department of Natural Sciences
Box 7270
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs NC 28017

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