[Taxacom] [EXT] Re: A nomen nudum in Bombus

Jim Beach beach53 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 08:14:39 CDT 2021


Hello Taxacomers --

I confess, I contacted the author and the editor and pointed them to the
recent Taxacom archives.  They are aware of this spirited discussion.

Jim Beach
Taxacom List

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On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 4:48 AM Mary Barkworth via Taxacom <
taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:

> Has anyone contacted any of the authors yet, as suggested by Roland? I
> sincerely hope so. It would be a courteous/collegial thing to do. I would
> do but have deleted the email with the link to the prepublication.
> Mary
>
>
> From Roland: My suggestion was and remains:
> If the existence of this nomen nudum is a (potential) problem for
> researchers in the field, there may still be time to alert the
> authors/editors and have them amend the manuscript to make the name
> available, since it is still only a preprint.
> To which can be added:
> If the preprint cannot be further modified for some reason, and the
> existence of this nomen nudum is a (potential) problem in the field, then
> the authors should be encouraged to make the name available as soon as
> possible, before attaching further scientific data to a name that may be
> replaced in the future.
>
> Cheers,
>
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