[Taxacom] Just checking - effective publication in botany - "early view" example...

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Wed May 12 11:38:21 CDT 2021

Make that, duplicate an autonym (i.e. have the same
spelling as an autonym).

Often enough, it will create an autonym if it is the
first name in that rank, under that species name.


Op 12/05/2021 om 15:54 schreef Paul Kirk:
> And when an epithet moves to an infraspecific rank it must be changed 
> if it would result in the creating of an autonym ...
> The other Paul
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> Op 12/05/2021 om 12:59 schreef Richard Pyle via Taxacom:
> > RE: homotypic synonyms -- in zoology we don't generally use that 
> term (though I think we should), which I gather in non-zoological 
> contexts usually refers to the "same" epithet combined with different 
> genera (e.g., a basionym is a homotypic synonym of a subsequent 
> combination). However, we do have the notion of "objective synonyms", 
> such as when the same specimen has been designated as the name-bearing 
> type for two different species-group epithets (with different 
> spellings, authorships, protologues*, etc.) This is not common, but 
> sometimes happens by accident, and sometimes is done on purpose. But I 
> wonder: do you have situations in Botany where synonyms are 
> "homotypic", even if they are not the "same" epithet combined with 
> different genera (i.e., in cases where they are truly different epithets)?
> * * *
> Sure, firstly, whenever a name is preoccupied, and a different epithet 
> needs to be adopted (a replacement name).
> Secondly, in cases where a move to a different genus would result in a 
> tautonym (when /Leontodon taraxacum/ is moved to /Taraxacum/, the 
> tautonym cannot be published; the species is named /T. officinale/).
> Thirdly, when a move to a different rank is made for the first time, a 
> different epithet may be chosen ("A name has no priority outside the 
> rank at which it is published").
> And fourthly, as you say, when authors assign the same type, for 
> different names.
> Paul
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> > Aloha,
> > Rich
> >
> > *We don't use the term "protologue" much in zoology either, but 
> again we probably should.
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