[Taxacom] multiple authors new species

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 20:51:57 CDT 2016


Many thanks to everyone 'et. al.' for the feedback.

John Grehan

On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 8:54 PM, Gurcharan Singh <singhg45 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here is what I found (being botanist myself:
>
> Unlike in botany, it is not recommended to abbreviate the name of the
> author in zoology.[4]
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author_citation_(zoology)#cite_note-4> If a
> name was established by more than three authors, only the first author may
> be given, followed by the term "et al." (and others).
>
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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> On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 5:08 PM, Rosenberg,Gary <rosenberg.ansp at drexel.edu
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Code Recommendation 51C. Citation of multiple authors. When three or more
> > joint authors have been responsible for a name, then the citation of the
> > name of the authors may be expressed by use of the term "et al."
> following
> > the name of the first author, provided that all authors of the name are
> > cited in full elsewhere in the same work, either in the text or in a
> > bibliographic reference.
> >
> > Gary Rosenberg
> > Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
> > Drexel University
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Taxacom [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of
> > Stephen Thorpe
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:26 PM
> > To: taxacom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>; John Grehan <
> > calabar.john at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Taxacom] multiple authors new species
> >
> > Actually John, the zoological code, unlike the botanical code, says very
> > little about how to cite authors, so et al. is fine.
> >
> > Cheers, Stephen
> >
> > --------------------------------------------
> > On Thu, 15/9/16, John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >  Subject: [Taxacom] multiple authors new species
> >  To: "taxacom" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> >  Received: Thursday, 15 September, 2016, 11:10 AM
> >
> >  Dear colleagues,
> >
> >  I expect that the answer is somewhere in the Rules of  Zoological
> > Nomenclature so I hope I will be forgiven my asking such a  simple
> > question  in this venue. What is the recommended or accepted form of
> > author citation  for a species that has multiple authors, in this case an
> > insect -  Thitarodes biruensis (Fu and seven other authors, 2002).
> >  Should it be
> >  Thitarodes biruensis (Fu et. al., 2002) or something else?
> >  Its in
> >  parentheses as it was named under a different genus name.
> >
> >  Thank you,
> >
> >  John Grehan
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