[Taxacom] manuscript name question

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sat Oct 10 00:07:07 CDT 2015


I'm not sure that anything can be truly said to be "unambiguously Code-compliant"! Hoever, as I have tried to explain already (a couple of times), Art 73.1.4 is irrelevant to the fly! Marshall & Evenhius did not designate any photo as a holotype of anything! They designated as holotype of the new fly a specimen which they know only via a photo(s) of it. Art 73.1.4 does not apply! What would apply, if it existed in the Code, which it does not, is a requirement that a designated holotype be a dead and preserved specimen (at any stage in proceedings). If you can find me such I requirement, then I shall bow humbly to your greater intellect! :)

Cheers, Stephen

On Sat, 10/10/15, Geoff Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Taxacom] manuscript name question
 To: Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
 Received: Saturday, 10 October, 2015, 4:55 PM
 Although there is clearly a group who believe that the fly
 description "was unambiguously Code-compliant" under the
 current code,
 this is not correct.
 Read again Markus Moser's eletter "Holotypic ink" in Science
 from 2005 (a
 response to a comment and response about the Mangabey monkey
 under the doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.309.5744.2163c
 Use of 73.1.4 for new taxa is a distortion of the article's
 which "... clearly refers to established species of which
 the types got
 lost somehow or are missing"
 Geoffrey B. Read, Ph.D.
 Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
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