[Taxacom] New genus name in title

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Thu Jan 25 15:33:11 CST 2018

That could be a deliberate ploy in some cases (i.e. not mentioning the new taxa names in the freely available abstract) to prevent people/agencies who just want to keep track of new taxa from being able to do so without purchasing the full article.


On Fri, 26/1/18, Peter Uetz <peter at uetz.us> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Taxacom] New genus name in title
 To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
 Received: Friday, 26 January, 2018, 10:16 AM
 After having looked at 10,000
 descriptions of reptiles (literally!) I find it rather
 annoying that a lot of authors no not mention the name of
 the new species (or genus), neither in the title nor the
 abstract of their papers. How do we know what they are
 talking about if they don’t say it?
 Journal editors and reviewers should be
 a bit stricter with this kind of stuff and make it mandatory
 that new names are actually mentioned in the title or at
 least the abstract.
 > Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:37:01
 > From: John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com>
 > To: taxacom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
 > Subject: [Taxacom] New genus name
 in title
 > 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
 Peter Uetz
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