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Re: [Making Up Names _versus_ Emending Names

Ken Kinman (kinman@usa.net) writes:

<Echiura is a perfect example of how emended names should be
assigned to the original author:

  Echiura Sedgwick 1898 orth. emend. Stephen 1965.>

  This is still not clarifying what Stephen emends the name to.
In an emendation, the name can follow the system thusly to avoid
_any_ possibility of error, even though the space is greater:

  *Utahraptor* Kirkland, Gaston, & Burge, 1993
    *Utahraptor ostrommaysorum* emend. Olshevsky, 1994 (?) from
      *Utahraptor ostrommaysi* = Kirkland, Gaston, & Burge, 1993


  *Therapsida* _____, __
    *Therapsiformes* emend. _____, __

  The original nomen is retained as the primary usage. One can
argue logic in retaining the emendation subsequently.

Jaime A. Headden

  Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Pampas!!!!

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