Pseudo-Publications on the WWW

LLLPOLYTAX at aol.com LLLPOLYTAX at aol.com
Thu Oct 24 00:31:38 EST 1996


Dear Annelidans,

Well, Jim Blake certainly did open up a can of worms.  However, I would like
to point out that the taxonomy was not "pseudo", it is the idea that this
medium represents a "pseudo-publication" that Jim was correct about.  Tom's
"paper" was, I'm sure, put on annelida to elicit comments from a broad
audience.  Knowing Tom, I cannot believe that he ever intended this to
constitute publication.  Tom's taxonomic conclusions regarding Parandalia
fauveli and P. ocularis have been suspected by those of us in southern
California for a number of years.  I look forward to seeing this posting and
hope that Tom will take it the next step (after the electronic review process)
 and submit it for publication.

Larry Lovell
Taxonomic Consultant
LLLPOLYTAX at aol.com



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