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Re: Syntarsus says farewell...
> I am no scientist, and I hope my question is not too stupid:
Your question isn't stupid, the real world is. :-)
> Isn't there a central
> database for all scientific names which every author could consult before
> a new one for a species.
Nope. There are databases, but none is anywhere like complete, and I think
there was none at all when Raath named his *Syntarsus*. For the simple
reason that there's nobody who searches all places where a name might be
published for 30 hours a day.
> If not: are there projects to create such a database?
Yes... but this will involve getting rid of the Linnaean binomial, in
whatever way. Look what www.ohiou.edu/phylocode says on "registration".