[Taxacom] Now 2 species/genera in Placozoa...

Thomas Pape tpape at snm.ku.dk
Sat Sep 22 17:49:15 CDT 2018

Unfortunately, it is more complicated than that.
The original work was published e-only and without evidence in the work itself of registration in ZooBank.
The journal PLOS BIOLOGY does not provide an intended archive under its registration in ZooBank.
Therefore, this work cannot be regarded as published for the purposes of zoological nomenclature in its electronic form.
Thus, unless there is a printed version of the work, the correction does not point to a published work.
Even the correction itself does not comply with the ICZN in its electronic form.

The placozoan names therefore remain unavailable.

The Commission is aware of the problems associated with such published but non-compliant works.
Until a solution has been implemented, it is strongly recommended to consult with the Commission before attempting to 'resurrect' names and nomenclatural acts. 

Thomas Pape

-----Original Message-----
From: Taxacom <taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> On Behalf Of Tony Rees
Sent: 22. september 2018 23:47
To: Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
Cc: taxacom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Now 2 species/genera in Placozoa...

Just for completeness, this is to note that the authors of Eitel et al.
(2018) have now published a correction that includes the relevant zoobank LSIDs to make the names mentioned above available.


Regards - Tony

Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia

On Thu, 9 Aug 2018 at 09:09, Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>

> I just now saw the lead author retrospectively register the article on 
> ZooBank. I wonder if he understands fully that this does not directly 
> address/solve the problem?
> Stephen
> --------------------------------------------
> On Mon, 6/8/18, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Now 2 species/genera in Placozoa...
>  To: "Stephen Thorpe" <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
>  Cc: "taxacom" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
>  Received: Monday, 6 August, 2018, 12:18 PM
>  On Mon, 6 Aug
>  2018 at 08:42, Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
>  wrote:
>  Anyway [Big sigh!], the paper
>  appears to be published e-only without ZooBank  preregistration, so 
> the new names don't exist  anyway!!
>  Stephen
>  Hi Stephen, that does indeed appear
>  to be the case. I have just sent an email to the lead author  in 
> Germany to see if they wish to rectify the apparent  oversight.
>  Best
>  regards - Tony
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