[Taxacom] two names online published - one new species

Frank T. Krell Frank.Krell at dmns.org
Thu Jan 21 15:13:24 CST 2016

Hi Hans,
Elsevier allows their online pre-publications (Articles in press) to be altered. Therefore they cannot be considered available for nomenclatural purposes, see https://www.researchgate.net/publication/274372707_A_mixed_bag_when_are_early_online_publications_available_for_nomenclatural_purposes
I see no evidence for registration in ZooBank in the Engel paper anyway, so it is available from the paper version. The paper version, according to Elsevier's webpage of the paper, was published in March 2016. Hmm. I guess Elsevier hasn't looked at the calendar. Elsevier's practices are pretty annoying for somebody who cares about priority. So, we have evidence now that this paper in its final form is published on 21 January 2016 (if the paper version is out). If anybody has seen the final version (version of record, the version integrated in a journal issue and printed on paper) earlier, then we have evidence for an earlier publication date.

Wiley's Early View papers are Code-compliant. It has the publication date 4 Jan 2016. Well, going with a Code-compliant publisher has advantages. Wiley also claims that the issue published in January is the January issue. Isn't that something!

I agree with others' comments that the Pohl name is available and has priority (unless we find that the print version of the Engal paper appeared before 4 January 2016.

Btw, I don't find Dubois's standpoint particularly helpful or realistic in the current publication landscape. 


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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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