[Taxacom] two names online published - one new species

Thomas Pape tpape at snm.ku.dk
Thu Jan 21 13:59:01 CST 2016

The Engel et al. paper is given as "Available online 13 November 2015". However, as correctly mentioned, it does not fulfil the Code requirements for electronic works regarding evidence in the work itself that registration in ZooBank has occurred. Therefore, the work is not to be considered published in the sense of the Code, and the nomenclatural acts in that paper are not validly proposed and as such not available. It seems that the print version is planned for March, at which time the work will be validly published and the nomenclatural acts become available.

Pohl & Beutel's paper seems to be fully Code compliant, which means that the nomencatural acts are available (given that all other requirements are also fulfilled).

So, in short: Pohl & Beutel's names are available and valid, and the names in Engel et al. are technically outside zoological nomenclature.

/Thomas Pape

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Subject: [Taxacom] two names online published - one new species

The following two publications were almost simultanously published in  January 2016 concerning the same fossil species but based on two different  specimens from Burmese amber (Strepsiptera).
 The publication of Engel was already available online 13 November 2015  (noted in the publicaton: www.elsevier.com/locate/CretRes), but it's reference in the publication (for the printed version I suppose) says 2016. 
 The Pohl publication was also registered in ZOOBANK
*  Engel, M. et al. (2016) A new twisted-wing parasitoid from mid-Cretaceous  amber of Myanmar (Strepsiptera). Cretaceous Research
*  Pohl, H. (2016) Kinzelbachilla ellenbergeri - a new ancestral  species, genus and family of Strepsiptera (Insecta)(DOI: 10.1111/syen.12158)
 Wich publication has priority here, and wich name is valid? Engel's publication was online published and registered by Elsevier two months earlyer (2015), so the name proposed in this publication Phthanoxenos nervosus looks to have priority rights. 

However, according the ICZN about online publishing the names in an online publication are only 'legally' registered after registration in ZooBank.
See http://iczn.org/node/40562 . Until than the publication should be considered as 'non valid' and the names as 'unavailable'


In that case, taken in consideration the ZooBank instruction, only Pohl's publication is legally valid, with another species name in this case: Kinzelbachilla ellenbergeri. However, Elsevier has registered Engel's publication  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2015.10.008. before (2015) and ZooBanks' profile as 'monopoly concerning registrations' could be considered as illegal concurrence. Space for discussion here it looks to me, I am interested in the opinion of the list members.

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