Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Auctorum ?
Posted by BubikolRamios on 12-07-2013 20:42
that is auct. :http://en.wikiped...i/Auctorum
Does that mean: it is valid species name, but something
named x auct. is realy y badly named as x, and that (missaplying) is done by many authors ?
Hope that my statement is not even more complicated than that on wiki (-:
Edited by BubikolRamios on 12-07-2013 20:48
Posted by Paul Beuk on 15-07-2013 09:05
In zoology either it is a (commonly used?) misinterepretation or misidentification of a species name:
Linnaeus, 1758 sensu auct.
Linnaeus, 1758 misident. sensu auct.
Misidentification basically means that there is a type (or other material) that can pinpoint the exact identity of the species.
If such material does not exist it truely becomes a matter of interpretation of the description. In that case there can be opposing opinions and than you may have two 'species':
Linnaeus, 1758 sensu Fallén, 1810
Linnaeus, 1758 sensu auct. non Fallén, 1810