[Taxacom] [EXT] Re: Please-can anyone send me publication information for these two names?

Tony Rees tonyrees49 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 13:23:37 CDT 2020


A bit more info regarding the potential transfer of C. mesomelas from Canis
to Lupulella is available here:
Dinets V. The Canis tangle: a systematics overview and taxonomic
recommendations. Vavilovskii Zhurnal Genetiki i Selektsii – Vavilov Journal
of Genetics and Breeding. 2015;19(3):286-291.
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ffd6/2b1af9bf5315b50b110ffdfceeadacf69f09.pdf


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Striped Jackal (C. adustus Sundevall 1847) and Blackbacked Jackal (C.
mesomelas Schreber 1775).

Striped Jackal has a continuous range across the savanna zone of Africa
from Mauritania to Ethiopia and south to KwaZulu-Natal, and although seven
subspecies have been described, their validity is highly questionable
(Sillero-Zubiri, 2009); only the animals from the Horn of Africa are highly
distinctive phenotypically (pers. obs.). Black-backed Jackal has disjunct
distribution, with two distinctive subspecies inhabiting eastern and
southern Africa, respectively (Walton, Joly, 2003). These two closely
related (but widely sympatric) species have recently been found to be
outside the clade that includes other Canis taxa, Dhole (Cuon alpinus), and
African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) (Wayne, O’Braien, 1987; LindbladToh et
al., 2005). This means that they should be placed in a separate genus, for
which the name Lupulella Hilzheimer 1906 is available (Walton, Joly, 2003),
or, alternatively, that Cuon and Lycaon should be subsumed into Canis, as
proposed many times for Cuon (Wayne et al., 1997; Vila et al., 1999), but
never for Lycaon. Since African Wild Dog has very distinctive morphology
(including dentition) and behavior (Sillero-Zubiri, 2009), the optimal
solution seems to separate the two jackals into Lupulella, maintain Lycaon
as a separate genus, but merge Cuon into Canis.
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Regards - Tony


On Thu, 19 Mar 2020 at 05:10, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:

> For the record, the form L. m. schmidti is used in a 2020 paper by Machado
> & Teta:
> Morphometric analysis of skull shape reveals unprecedented diversity of
> African Canidae. Journal of Mammalogy, gyz214,
> https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyz214
>
> Regards - Tony
>
> On Thu, 19 Mar 2020 at 05:07, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I should point out that the authorship and years I gave are those in
>> Wilson & Reeder, Mammal Species of the World ed. 3, and seem to be used
>> as standard. (Whether or not they are correct is a different matter, and is
>> the question Francisco was referring to.)
>>
>> - Tony
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 19 Mar 2020 at 04:53, Mary Barkworth <Mary.Barkworth at usu.edu>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> That helps a lot. Thank you.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *From:* Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com>
>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:49 AM
>>> *To:* Mary Barkworth <Mary.Barkworth at usu.edu>
>>> *Cc:* Kenneth Kinman <kinman at hotmail.com>; (Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu)
>>> <Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
>>> *Subject:* Re: [Taxacom] [EXT] Re: Please-can anyone send me
>>> publication information for these two names?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi Mary,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> In zoology (as opposed to botany) there is no requirement for a
>>> combination to be previously published to use it - anyone can recombine a
>>> specific epithet with a different genus if they have a reason to do so, the
>>> original authorship remains, it is just cited in parentheses to show that
>>> the genus has been changed (also a rank change of itself does not generate
>>> a change of authorship). Thus:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Canis mesomelas Schreber, 1775
>>>
>>> Canis schmidti Noack, 1897
>>>
>>> or:
>>> Canis mesomelas schmidti Noack, 1897
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Or the same if considered better placed in Lupulella: (no "combining
>>> author" is cited or needs to previously exist)
>>>
>>> Lupulella mesomelas (Schreber, 1775)
>>> Lupulella mesomelas schmidti (Noack, 1897)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The comma between the author name and the year is optional. I prefer it
>>> but some do not, which is also fine.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hope this helps, - Tony
>>>
>>>
>>> Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
>>>
>>> https://about.me/TonyRees
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, 19 Mar 2020 at 04:40, Mary Barkworth via Taxacom <
>>> taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>> I should have been clearer. I found Lupulella mesomelas<
>>> https://openzoomuseum.org/taxa/index.php?taxon=341486> (Schreber, 1775)
>>> for the species- but have found no evidence that the appropriate
>>> combination for the subspecies has been formally published. Not sure what
>>> to do.
>>>
>>> From: Kenneth Kinman <kinman at hotmail.com>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:35 AM
>>> To: (Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu) <Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>; Mary
>>> Barkworth <Mary.Barkworth at usu.edu>
>>> Subject: [EXT] Re: Please-can anyone send me publication information for
>>> these two names?
>>>
>>> Hi again,
>>>         Sorry, I didn't know that you meant the authors of the current
>>> name combinations.  The first usage of Lupulella mesomelas appears to come
>>> from a 2017 paper (see weblink below).  They don't seem to have mentioned
>>> the subspecies schmidti (just the species).
>>>                                                         ------------Ken
>>> Suvi Viranta<
>>> https://bmczool.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40850-017-0015-0#auth-1>,
>>> Anagaw Atickem<
>>> https://bmczool.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40850-017-0015-0#auth-2>,
>>> Lars Werdelin<
>>> https://bmczool.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40850-017-0015-0#auth-3>
>>> & Nils Chr. Stenseth<
>>> https://bmczool.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40850-017-0015-0#auth-4>
>>> BMC Zoology<https://bmczool.biomedcentral.com/> volume 2, Article
>>> number: 6  volume 2, Article number: 6 (2017)
>>>    weblink:
>>> https://bmczool.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40850-017-0015-0
>>>
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: Taxacom <taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu<mailto:
>>> taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>> on behalf of Mary Barkworth via
>>> Taxacom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu<mailto:taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:39 AM
>>> To: (Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu<mailto:Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>) <
>>> Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu<mailto:Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>>
>>> Subject: [Taxacom] Please-can anyone send me publication information for
>>> these two names?
>>>
>>> Lupulella mesomelas
>>> Lupulella mesomelas schmidti
>>>
>>> What I am looking for is authorship and year of publication for citation
>>> in standard zoological format.  I know the combinations are being used.
>>> Thank you.
>>> Mary
>>>
>>>
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