[Taxacom] Pantherina Curletti (1998) and Pantherina He (2018)

Tim Dickinson tim.dickinson at utoronto.ca
Mon Aug 13 09:53:11 CDT 2018

Perhaps this situation, to which He et al. and readers of this list were 
alerted by Stephen Thorpe, also calls for flagging papers like

> *Dayrat, B.*2005. Towards integrative taxonomy. /Biol. J. Linnean 
> Soc./ 85:407-415. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2005.00503.x 
and trying to ensure that discussions of taxonomic actions are included 
in our undergraduate teaching and in the training of graduate students 
whose work may lead to such actions.

Organism-centered learned societies mught try using their annual 
meetings to bring journal editors together with taxonomists and 
systematists in order to educate the former about the importance of 
using taxonomic databases, depositing vouchers as well as sequence and 
other data, and all of the other issues that bedevil our disciplines and 
their literatures. Societies could, for example, review the instructions 
to authors provided by journals, and point out where they could be 

Where this is already being done, it should be drawn to the attention of 
others, for encouragement and discussions of the problems that may arise.


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