[Taxacom] Important note Re: two names online published - one new species

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 16:16:39 CST 2016


Why is Stephen Thorpe not on the code committee? It would seem that if he
is correct about all his assertions then everything would be solved.

John Grehan

On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 2:37 PM, Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
wrote:

> Nonsense! Apart from the bit about "a later alteration in ZooBank did not
> retroactively get it published on 4 Jan." That much is true.
>
> The term 'publication' means what publishers mean when they claim to have
> published something. A taxon name may be published in that sense, but
> nevertheless fail to be made available in the sense of the Code. In such
> cases, we say that the name, although published, is not validly published.
>
> Stephen
>
> --------------------------------------------
> On Mon, 25/1/16, Paul van Rijckevorsel <dipteryx at freeler.nl> wrote:
>
>  Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Important note Re: two names online published -
> one     new species
>  To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
>  Cc: "engel'" <msengel at ku.edu>
>  Received: Monday, 25 January, 2016, 9:40 PM
>
>  I am with Laurent Raty on
>  this issue. There is just
>  the one date of
>  publication (obviously, "valid publication"
>  is not part of the zoological Code at all).
>
>  If an electronically
>  distributed paper appeared on 4 Jan.
>  and
>  stated the date of publication to be 4 Jan. then, either
>  it was published (in the sense of the Code) on
>  4 Jan, or
>  it was not published at all.  I
>  hope we agree that a later
>  alteration in
>  ZooBank did not retroactively get it published
>  on 4 Jan.  But it would be contrary to
>  everything in the Code,
>  to assume it was
>  published when the registration in ZooBank
>  was completed (23 Jan.). Compare Article 7
>  which
>  emphasizes that "a new scientific
>  name, but also [...] any
>  nomenclatural act
>  or information likely to affect nomenclature "
>  must be published if it is to count.  An
>  alteration in ZooBank
>  does not constitute
>  publication (in the sense of the Code).
>
>  A new publication (meeting the requirements of
>  Article 8) is
>  required for the name to
>  become available.
>
>  Paul
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