[Taxacom] two names online published - one new species

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Thu Jan 21 16:08:56 CST 2016

On 1/21/16 1:52 PM, Stephen Thorpe wrote:
> 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?)
This is ONLY an issue if the work is digital-only, which therefore 
accounts for only a vanishingly tiny percentage of all ZooBank 

If I am not mistaken, there is a field in the ZooBank registration form 
where one is supposed to explicitly indicate the URL of the online 
archive, and this field was evidently left blank in the registration for 
the Engel at al. work. This is the responsibility of whoever enters the 
record into ZooBank, and not some automated process or default that 
comes via the publisher, as far as I'm aware - though possibly the 
"master" ZooBank registration for any given journal might also indicate 
where that journal is archived online (though I see no such indication 
on the entry for Cretaceous Research at 
http://zoobank.org/References/790197BE-9543-4011-97D8-7C758A962FFA). I 
expect Rich can clarify this.


Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
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