[Taxacom] two names online published - one new species

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Thu Jan 21 15:52:54 CST 2016

Doug (CC Rich),

I think we may have just stumbled upon a huge problem: "the ZooBank registration state both the name of an electronic archive intended to preserve the work and ..."

I have always assumed that the publisher does this, once for each journal? Certainly Magnolia Press does it for Zootaxa (not surprisingly, perhaps, since the whole electronic amendment is arguably optimised for Zootaxa). How many authors think to worry about the archive when registering articles on ZooBank? Bugger all! Looking at some random records on ZooBank, I'm now worried that a large number of them fail this requirement! I think we need some clarification here (Rich?)


On Fri, 22/1/16, Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Taxacom] two names online published - one new species
 To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu, "engel" <msengel at ku.edu>
 Received: Friday, 22 January, 2016, 10:17 AM
 On 1/21/16 1:03 PM,
 Stephen Thorpe wrote:
 > It is worth
 noting that Michael Engel did preregister his article (twice
 actually!) on ZooBank:
 > 18 October 2015 http://zoobank.org/References/A6A94078-42E5-48B8-B602-49DA7D0523F6
 [Record not publicly viewable]
 > 13
 November 2015 http://zoobank.org/References/ADFE8605-38F3-45C6-B686-5094367C9695
 > It would therefore
 appear to be the fault of the journal (Cretaceous Research)
 editorial team that no ZooBank registration was indicated in
 the publication, and very unfortunate in this case since it
 the same taxon was apparently validly described as new by
 Pohl & Beutel shortly after!
 It is not just this one thing that causes the
 name to be unavailable. 
 There are *three*
 requirements under the present ICZN, and the Engel et 
 al. online paper failed to comply with *two* of
 them, not just one. Note 
 the following
 " The requirements for
 electronic publications are that the work be 
 registered in ZooBank before it is published,
 that the work itself state 
 the date of
 publication and contain evidence that registration has 
 occurred, and that the ZooBank registration
 state both the name of an 
 archive intended to preserve the work and the ISSN or ISBN
 associated with the work."
 The online version of this
 work fulfills the first of these criteria, 
 but neither of the latter two.
 Doug Yanega      Dept.
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