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[Annelida] Alitta (=Neanthes) - No, no no !

Hove, Harry ten via annelida%40net.bio.net (by H.A.tenHove from uva.nl)
Fri Nov 11 09:28:47 EST 2011

or even better in the form Alitta spec., cf. Alitta succinea,     rather than Alitta cf. succinea

Harry A. ten Hove

Van: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] namens Geoff Read [Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz]
Verzonden: vrijdag 11 november 2011 0:29
Aan: Alexander Muir; annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Onderwerp: RE: [Annelida] Alitta (=Neanthes) - No, no no !

Hi Alex,

Your questions are pertinent, but personally I've said what I wanted to say. Regard it as a public service advisory for the future if you like.

There are situations where comments in binominals can occur by convention, but these are not truly species names, rather they are *identifications* of a provisional nature using such as aff. and cf. and are probably better written in the form Alitta cf. Alitta succinea rather than Alitta cf. succinea, so that the valid name still appears in its normal form.



From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] on behalf of Alexander Muir [a.muir from nhm.ac.uk]
Sent: 10 November 2011 23:20
To: annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: RE: [Annelida] Alitta (=Neanthes) - No, no no !

Which journal? Should the editor be contacted?

Alex Muir

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