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Comment on <I>Spracklandus</I> Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Serpentes, ELAPIDAE): request for confirmation of availability of the generic name and for the nomenclatural validation of the journal in which it was published (Case 3601; BZN 70:234 237; 71:30 38; 133-135,181-182 ,252-253)

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dc.contributor.author Rhodin, Anders G. J. en
dc.contributor.author Kaiser, Hinrich en
dc.contributor.author van Dijk, Peter Paul en
dc.contributor.author Wüster, Wolfgang en
dc.contributor.author O Shea, Mark en
dc.contributor.author Archer, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Auliya, Mark en
dc.contributor.author Boitani, Luigi en
dc.contributor.author Bour, Roger en
dc.contributor.author Clausnitzer, Viola en
dc.contributor.author Contreras-MacBeath, Topiltzin en
dc.contributor.author Crother, Brian I. en
dc.contributor.author Daza, Juan M. en
dc.contributor.author Driscoll, Carlos A. en
dc.contributor.author Flores-Villela, Oscar en
dc.contributor.author Frazier, Jack en
dc.contributor.author Fritz, Uwe en
dc.contributor.author Gardner, Alfred L. en
dc.contributor.author Gascon, Claude en
dc.contributor.author Georges, Arthur en
dc.contributor.author Glaw, Frank en
dc.contributor.author Grazziotin, Felipe G. en
dc.contributor.author Groves, Colin P. en
dc.contributor.author Haszprunar, Gerhard en
dc.contributor.author Hava , Peter en
dc.contributor.author Hero, Jean-Marc en
dc.contributor.author Hoffmann, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Hoogmoed, Marinus S. en
dc.contributor.author Horne, Brian D. en
dc.contributor.author Iverson, John B. en
dc.contributor.author Jäch, Manfred en
dc.contributor.author Jenkins, Christopher L. en
dc.contributor.author Jenkins, Richard K. B. en
dc.contributor.author Kiester, A. R. en
dc.contributor.author Keogh, J. S. en
dc.contributor.author Lacher Jr., Thomas E. en
dc.contributor.author Lovich, Jeffrey E. en
dc.contributor.author Luiselli, Luca en
dc.contributor.author Mahler, D. L. en
dc.contributor.author Mallon, David P. en
dc.contributor.author Mast, Roderic en
dc.contributor.author McDiarmid, Roy W. en
dc.contributor.author Measey, John en
dc.contributor.author Mittermeier, Russell A. en
dc.contributor.author Molur, Sanjay en
dc.contributor.author Mosbrugger, Volker en
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Robert W. en
dc.contributor.author Naish, Darren en
dc.contributor.author Niekisch, Manfred en
dc.contributor.author Ota, Hidetoshi en
dc.contributor.author Parham, James F. en
dc.contributor.author Parr, Michael J. en
dc.contributor.author Pilcher, Nicolas J. en
dc.contributor.author Pine, Ronald H. en
dc.contributor.author Rylands, Anthony B. en
dc.contributor.author Sanderson, James G. en
dc.contributor.author Savage, Jay M. en
dc.contributor.author Schleip, Wulf en
dc.contributor.author Scrocchi, Gustavo J. en
dc.contributor.author Shaffer, H. B. en
dc.contributor.author Smith, Eric N. en
dc.contributor.author Sprackland, Robert en
dc.contributor.author Stuart, Simon N. en
dc.contributor.author Vetter, Holger en
dc.contributor.author Vitt, Laurie J. en
dc.contributor.author Waller, Tomás en
dc.contributor.author Webb, Grahame en
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Edward O. en
dc.contributor.author Zaher, Hussam en
dc.contributor.author Thomson, Scott en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-26T23:23:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-26T23:23:36Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Rhodin, Anders G. J., Kaiser, Hinrich, van Dijk, Peter Paul, Wüster, Wolfgang, O’Shea, Mark, Archer, Michael, Auliya, Mark, Boitani, Luigi, Bour, Roger, Clausnitzer, Viola, Contreras-MacBeath, Topiltzin, Crother, Brian I., Daza, Juan M., Driscoll, Carlos A., Flores-Villela, Oscar, Frazier, Jack, Fritz, Uwe, Gardner, Alfred L., Gascon, Claude, Georges, Arthur, Glaw, Frank, Grazziotin, Felipe G., Groves, Colin P., Haszprunar, Gerhard, Havaš, Peter et al. 2015. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F29751">Comment on Spracklandus Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Serpentes, ELAPIDAE): request for confirmation of availability of the generic name and for the nomenclatural validation of the journal in which it was published (Case 3601; BZN 70:234–237; 71:30–38; 133-135,181-182 ,252-253)</a>." <em>The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature</em>. 72 (1):65&ndash;78. en
dc.identifier.issn 2507-0570
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/29751
dc.description.abstract In Case 3601 Raymond Hoser has asked the Commission to validate for the purposes of nomenclature the name Spracklandus Hoser, 2009, and the journal in which it was published, issue 7 of the Australasian Journal of Herpetology (AJH). We note that the entire run of AJH has been written, edited, and published solely by Hoser. Although his requests to the Commission were presented as narrow and, in his words, routine matters, we are convinced that they represent an important tipping-point with broad implications of major concern for zoological taxonomy and nomenclature as a whole and, by extension, the greater scientific community. Since Hoser s actions and works have failed to follow scientific best practices (e.g. Turtle Taxonomy Working Group, 2007, 2014; Kaiser et al., 2013; Kaiser, 2014) and both the Commission s general Recommendations and Code of Ethics in Appendix A, the global herpetological community has widely rejected his taxonomic decisions and resultant nomenclature. This has unfortunately caused a confusing dual nomenclature to develop in the herpetological community, with most boycotting or ignoring Hoser s 700+ new names coined in the AJH, while he and a few personal followers actively promote their usage. We believe that suppression of the name Spracklandus, and all issues of AJH, is the only effective way to bring this contentious and confusing issue to resolution. The plenary power available under Article 81.1 of the Code exist specifically to allow the Commission to make rulings in individual cases that disturb stability and cause confusion, whether the works are Code-compliant or not. We maintain that it is in the interest of nomenclatural stability, not only for herpetology, but for all of zoological taxonomy, that the plenary power be invoked to declare the works in AJH unavailable, regardless of any narrow interpretation of their technical Code-compliance. We present our arguments for rejection of the validity of AJH in the following commentary. In view of the wide-reaching implications of this case for all of zoology, and reflecting the deep and broad-based community concern over these issues, our contributing authors include 70 global scientific leaders and accomplished amateurs from a wide variety of zoological disciplines. en
dc.relation.ispartof The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature en
dc.title Comment on <I>Spracklandus</I> Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Serpentes, ELAPIDAE): request for confirmation of availability of the generic name and for the nomenclatural validation of the journal in which it was published (Case 3601; BZN 70:234 237; 71:30 38; 133-135,181-182 ,252-253) en
dc.type Journal, Electronic en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 138821
rft.jtitle The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
rft.volume 72
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 65
rft.epage 78
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 65
dc.citation.epage 78


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