Thread subject: Diptera.info :: The use of [] in authorship

Posted by Nosferatumyia on 04-11-2010 20:47
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The square brackets are used if the year of publication or name of the author are esablished from indirect evidences, say, certainly after 1779 but certainly before 1781; title page contains no year.

Usually this information is useful in big catalogues only, but redundant elsewhere; as an editor of a faunistic lists, I insist omitting them at all.