Message 2003-02-0032: RE: Art. 20

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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 11:02:31 -0600
From: Kirsten Nicholson <>
To: PhyloCodeList <>
Subject: RE: Art. 20

Just how often does "name hunting" or monopolizing go on anyway, and
wouldn't the "overseers" be able to prevent this?  I keep hearing this of
this idea that some folks would try to dominate their respective areas, and
in a few recent papers regarding DNA taxonomy (don't get me started), it was
mentioned that the botanists (ICBN) had rejected a similar issue for this
very problem of monopolizing.  Would it just be too controversial or
difficult to manage these monopolizers?

Kirsten E. Nicholson
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dept. of  Biology
Washington University
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

>  ----------
>  From:	peter a. cejchan
>  Sent:	Tuesday, February 25, 2003 7:50 AM
>  To:	PhyloCodeList
>  Subject:	Art. 20
>  I would propose to insist on *not* citing author(s)' names uin favor to
>  citing (if necessary) the registration number. This would (hopefully)
>  prevent (?) "name hunters" to massively convert/invent clade names just
>  for the sake of seeing their surnames cited with them. I knew personally a
>  man (not to be named here) who, as he said, named more trilobite species
>  than Barrande did.
>  JMHO, as usually...
>  ++pac


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