[Taxacom] New genus name in title

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 14:23:43 CST 2018


Thanks everyone for the feedback. I was trying to avoid a messy title
referring to new species of a new genus and new species of an already named
genus. Better if I can just mention both genera which seems acceptable. At
least I have some input on whatever is decided. Most appreciated.

John Grehan

On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 3:15 PM, Neal Evenhuis <neale at bishopmuseum.org>
wrote:

> Since there is no “page precedence” in the current Code, all mentions of
> new names or nomenclatural acts are deemed to be published simultaneously
> if the work itself was published at one time and not in parts.
>
> There is no problem with new taxa being named in a title or abstract as
> long as the name in question was published somewhere in the paper in a way
> that fulfills the Articles of the ICZN Code to make the name available.
>
> -Neal
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> On Stardate 1/24/18, 10:08 AM, Star-trooper "Taxacom on behalf of Scott
> Thomson" <taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu<mailto:taxacom-bounces@
> mailman.nhm.ku.edu> on behalf of scott.thomson321 at gmail.com<mailto:
> scott.thomson321 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> To the best of my knowledge there are recommendations about this:
> http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted-sites/iczn/code/index.jsp?nfv=
> true&booksection=appendixB
>
> However not implicit rules with the code, ie recommendations 8 and 11 which
> suggest its the first mention after the title that is the first declaration
> of the name, and also that they should not be in the abstract, tables etc,
> in which I feel the title is among these.
>
> As this is recommendations though I guess it is not enforcible under the
> code and their are plenty of new species and genera names described where
> the new name appears in the tittle. Also if it does not include gen. nov
> after it in the title then this is not the initial declaration of the name
> anyway.
>
> Cheers Scott
>
> On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 2:37 PM, John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com<
> mailto:calabar.john at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> This is a bit of an ignorant question, but did not find an answer in the
> code of zoological nomenclature (not to say that it is not there, just that
> I have not seen it). I would be interested to know what the code says about
> a new genus being mentioned in the title of a paper before it is actually
> described and diagnosed within the paper. Is it permissible by the code?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> John Grehan
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