[Taxacom] Anyone tracking newly published names in Palaeobotany?

Tony Rees tonyrees49 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 22:49:19 CST 2016

Dear Taxacomers,

I was wondering whether anyone knows of efforts to compile recently
published names in palaeobotany and palynology (including plant
microfossils such as dinoflagellates, acritarchs, etc.) that I could use as
a source to update my IRMNG master genera list for "all life" on a rolling
basis? Extant plants and other groups under the ICBN/ICNafp are covered by
IPNI, Index Fungorum, AlgaeBase and CyanoDB among others, but there seems
to be a bit of gap regarding the fossil equivalents. (Index Nominum
Genericorum is good for genus names of fossil taxa up to around 2010 or so,
but does not seem to be being updated very much since then).

As an example, try looking for the new genus and species "Xuanweioxylon
scalariforme" as published in the prominent journal Review of Palaeobotany
and Palynology in 2013 and you will not find it indexed as a new name in
any of the systems I have tried including those above and also the KU
Bibliography of Paleobotany - or maybe I am not looking in the right
places. What I am really looking for is an equivalent of IPNI (land plants)
or ION (animal names) for fossil plants but maybe it does not exist at this
time... so where are all the informatics folks when it comes to the palaeo
plant world?

Any suggestions welcome,

Regards - Tony

Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia

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