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RE: "Vide" in genus authorities?

  This is an authorship that is attributed by the first name to the final set 
of names after the vide. This generally occurs when the paper's authorship is 
not used for the nomenclatural authorship, and can also occur when unpublished 
names are attributed to a particular formulating author, absolving the actual 
publication's authorship of authority.


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> Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 15:27:20 -0700
> From: saint_abyssal@yahoo.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: "Vide" in genus authorities?
> What does it mean when there's a genus authority that looks something like:
> *Abyssalsaurus* Marjanovic vide Peters and Habib 2010
> ?
> I understand that "vide" is Latin for "see," but what sort of "situation" 
> causes a need for that sort of thing? Would it be something along the lines 
> of Marjanovic coining the name *Abyssalsaurus* and revealing the beasty in a 
> presentation to the SVP, but Peters and Habib turning out to be the guys that 
> actually ended up publishing a formal description?
> I don't really get it. Can anyone help?
> ~ Abyssal
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