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Re: An odd paper request
Quoting "David Marjanovic" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Isn't there a separate code for ichnology?
I don't know if there's an actual code, but there is a separate tradition.
There is a separate tradition which ends up complicating things as
some authors refuse to give ichno specimens taxanomic names.
Actually nomina nuda is the term Bertling et al. 2006 used when
discussing the paper. I believe they chose the term based on the
idea that since the second edition of the ICZN modern "works of
animals"* named after 1931 are not allowed (Art. 1.2.1 or Art.
1.3.6 but that gives the date as 1930 not 1931 in the copy I am
...are not allowed under the ICZN, which deals with taxonomy, not
with ichnotaxonomy. It is not allowed to use a trace as the type for
a taxon of animals, but it is allowed (in ichnotaxonomy) to use a
trace as the type for a taxon of traces, an ichnotaxon.
Actually the ICZN is very clear on its government over ichnotaxonomy
every time animal taxonomy is discussed it also repeats that the same
rules apply to ichnotaxa. A fossil trace can be used as the type for a
taxon of fossil traces but a modern trace can not be used to name any
group regardless of taxonomy or ichnotaxonomy. Disagreement occurs
over whether or not we can use the terms for fossil traces to describe
identical living traces with some authors saying yes you can and
others saying that would go against the code.
Ootaxonomy (for eggshells) is similar
Only in the aspect that they have their own traditions (some authors
use an interesting system similar to the form and organ genera of
palaeobotany) but there seems to be no formal agreed upon rules