Re: NANFA-- American Aquarium Fishes

Dave Neely (
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 12:39:26 CDT

Jay, Chris, and all,

>>Dave, is this name still available after Goldstein's slip? And didn't
>> >>this happen before, in Sigler & Sigler's FISHES OF THE GREAT BASIN
>> >>book, in which salmonid names provisionally used by Behnke suddenly
>> >>found their way into print?
>Chris, can you explain further? What do you mean by "available"?

In this case, the name is still available because it had previously been
described, and then synonomized with another taxon (in this case, Notropis
rubellus). If the name had been a new manuscript name, then it would have
been considered a 'nomen nudum' and would have been unavailable for use
under the International Committee for Zoological Nomenclature rules.

I'm going through the Goldstein book account by account, checking for
errors. I'll post a complete summary when I finish... might be a while!


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