[Taxacom] New taxonomy in Nature's Scientific Reports

Neal Evenhuis neale at bishopmuseum.org
Sat Oct 1 00:19:08 CDT 2016

The pattern seems to be (for articles with new taxa in the last couple of
years anyway): fossil animals and extant plants.

A new family of fossil marsupials is nixed — as are a number of other
taxa. Looks like more than a handful, but even one is a problem. I’m
surprised to see André Nel and Günter Bechly involved in one — they are
normally a bit more Code savvy than most.


On Stardate 9/30/16, 7:11 PM, "Taxacom on behalf of Stephen Thorpe"
<taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu on behalf of
stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

>This isn't a big deal! There are only less than a handful of articles
>with new taxa. It was up to the authors to ensure Code compliance. The
>website seems odd, though, and I can't seem to find a way to get a pdf of
>any of the articles! Anyway, there are plenty of other journals
>publishing more new taxa than this one, all without valid ZooBank
>On Sat, 1/10/16, Geoff Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz> wrote:
> Subject: [Taxacom] New taxonomy in Nature's Scientific Reports
> To: Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Received: Saturday, 1 October, 2016, 5:57 PM
> Has anyone here published taxonomy in
> "Scientific Reports", Nature's
> online-only open access journal?  Why aren't they
> registering new taxa in
> ZooBank for authors?
> Twitter thread about the issue:
> https://twitter.com/BioInFocus/status/734870944330731520
> Geoff
> --
> Geoffrey B. Read, Ph.D.
> Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
> gread at actrix.gen.nz
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