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RE: Megapnosaurus and the ethics of zoological nomenclature



From: Ben Creisler bh480@scn.org
RE: Megapnosaurus and the ethics of zoological nomenclature

Here's what the current edition of the ICZN says about 
allowing authors to propose their own substitute names:
International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
Fourth Edition
pg. 124
Code of Ethics

3. A zoologist should not publish a new replacement name 
(a nomen novum) or other substitute name for a junior 
homonym when the author of the latter is alive; that 
author should be informed of the homonymy and be allowed a 
reasonable time (at least a year) in which to establish a 
substitute
name.