[Taxacom] What is Garsault's (1764) Noctua caprimulgus today?
tonyrees49 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 22:10:06 CDT 2016
Also this: Welter-Schultes, F. W., and R. Klug. 2011. *Comments on new
names and nomenclatural acts of amphibians and non-avian sauropsids
established by Garsault 1764 and Laurenti 1768 (response to Dubois & Bour
2010)*. Zootaxa 2814: 50–58.
Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
On 19 July 2016 at 09:26, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I found the following references on the web (which I have not yet
> investigated except for the third one) that may shed some more light on
> this, and appear to treat Garsault's names (or at least some of them) as
> available, so maybe it is not an open-and-shut case:
> Welter-Schultes, F. W., Klug, R. & Lutze, A. (2008) Les figures des
> plantes et animaux d’usage en médecine, a rare work published by F. A. P.
> de Garsault in 1764. Archives of natural History, 35 (1), 118–127.
> Welter-Schultes, F. W. & Klug, R. (2009) Nomenclatural consequences
> resulting from the rediscovery of Les figures des plantes et animaux
> d'usage en medicine, a rare work published by Garsault in 1764, in the
> zoological literature. Bulletin of zoological Nomenclature, 66 (3), 225–241.
> ALAIN DUBOIS & ROGER BOUR, 2010. The nomenclatural status of the nomina of
> amphibians and reptiles created by Garsault (1764), with a parsimonious
> solution to an old nomenclatural problem regarding the genus Bufo
> (Amphibia, Anura), comments on the taxonomy of this genus, and comments on
> some nomina created by Laurenti (1768). Zootaxa 2447: 1–52
> The last of these is available online at
> Further advice appreciated...
> Regards - Tony
> Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
> On 19 July 2016 at 01:39, Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu> wrote:
>> On 7/17/16 9:46 AM, Laurent Raty wrote:
>>> From the description, clearly Caprimulgus europeaeus.
>>> But I completely fail to understand how Garsault can be regarded as
>>> remotely binominal.
>>> (His Latin names are clearly but Latin equivalents of his French names.
>>> None of them, be them uninominal or not, appears to denote a supraspecific
>>> entity. Quite a few of his uninominals denote, undoubtedly deliberately,
>>> the male and the female of the same species - Bos/Vacca, Hircus/Capra,
>>> Cervus/Cerva, Aries/Ovis, Homo/Mulier, hence are infrasubspecific and
>>> certainly not generic...)
>>> This certainly appears to be true, which raises the larger question as
>> to why AnimalBase is displaying these names at all, let alone displaying
>> them apparently without big red warning letters saying "NOT AN AVAILABLE
>> NAME (ICZN Art. 11.4)".
>> Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
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