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Re: Earliest mention of Iguanodon (1824 as "Iguanadon") + Crystal Palace Iguandon restoration work



On 11/21/2015 11:27 PM, Mickey Mortimer wrote:
> I don't think this is true.  The ICZN defines nomen nudum as "A Latin term 
> referring to a name that, if published before 1931, fails 
> to conform to Article 12; or, if published after 1930, fails to conform 
> to Article 13."  Since Article 12 says a name has to conform to Article 11, 
> and Article 11 says a name has to conform to Article 8, and Article 8.1.1 is 
> the one that states "it must be issued for the purpose of providing a public 
> and permanent scientific record", a nomen nudum can indeed be a name that 
> fails to conform due to not being published in the proper kind of literature. 
>  The only positive qualifiers for a nomen nudum are that it's intended as a 
> name, and is Latinized. So "Iguanadon" would be a nomen nudum, but Sue or 
> Jane would not.


Not according to John Cleese