[Taxacom] manuscript name question

Dan Lahr dlahr at ib.usp.br
Tue Oct 6 11:58:48 CDT 2015

Thanks for the article, very interesting initiative -- though it seems to
me that this type of description has been code compliant for a while now.

However, the "push" of the envelope potentially opens up a wide avenue for
increased code-compliance in protistan descriptions.  More often than not,
microphotographs are all we have, and in fact, are more useful than a
culture collection frozen somewhere that will be expensive to ship and most
likely face enormous bureaucratic challenges to be imported, if at all



Daniel J. G. Lahr
PhD, Assist. Prof.
Dept of Zoology, Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Office number: + 55 (11) 3091 0948

On Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 6:52 PM, Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu> wrote:

> This brand new publication is relevant to the discussion:
> http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=6143
> " A new bombyliid species /Marleyimyia xylocopae/ Marshall & Evenhuis,
> *sp. n.*, an apparent mimic of the carpenter bee /Xylocopa flavicollis/ (De
> Geer), is described from South Africa on the basis of photographs only. The
> pros and cons of species descriptions in the absence of preserved type
> specimens are discussed."
> The envelope is being pushed. ;-)
> Peace,
> --
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