[Taxacom] Taxonomic question

Francisco Welter-Schultes fwelter at gwdg.de
Thu Mar 19 18:58:20 CDT 2020


In line with Stephen's explanation: 1865 should be the correct date. The 
descripton there seems to have denoted the taxon.

Francisco

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Francisco Welter-Schultes

Am 20.03.2020 um 00:25 schrieb Stephen Thorpe via Taxacom:
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> The name dates from publication with any sort of descriptive or illustrative content associated with it, no matter how brief.
> Stephen    On Thursday, 19 March 2020, 11:21:06 pm UTC, Selden, Paul Antony via Taxacom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:
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>   Hi all
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> The fossil spider Protolycosa anthracophila was described by Ferdinand Roemer in 1866 (1).
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> However, he had exhibited it at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1865 (2) (as well as other meetings in Europe, e.g. 3). The BA meeting was held in Birmingham in September 1865. It was reported in numerous other journals before the report by the Association itself (2) appeared, however, e.g. in the Geological Magazine in October 1865. This report, though short, included the proposed new name: Protolycosa anthracophila.
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> So, my question is: does Roemer’s name date to 1865, when this report appeared in print? I am presuming it does, even though the detailed description and illustration came later (1).
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> Thanks for any advice!
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> Paul
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> (1) Roemer, F. 1866. Protolycosa anthracophila, eine fossile Spinne aus dem Steinkohlen-Gebirge Oberschlesiens. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Palaeontologie, 1866, 136–143, pl. III.
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> (2) Roemer, Ferdinand. 1866. On a fossil spider lately discovered in the coal measures of Upper Silesia (Prussia). Report of the Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held at Birmingham in September 1865, 73.
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> (3) 1866. Dreiundvierzigster Jahres-Bericht der Schlesischen Gesellschaft für vaterländische Cultur. Enthält den Generalbericht über die Arbeiten und Veränderungen der Gesellschaft im Jahre 1865 .
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> (4) Römer, F. 1865. On a fossil spider from the coal-measures of Upper Silesia. Geological Magazine, 2, 468.
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> Paul Selden
> Director of the Paleontological Institute
> Gulf-Hedberg Distinguished Professor of Invertebrate Paleontology, Department of Geology
> University of Kansas, Lindley Hall, 1475 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
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