Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Auctorum ?
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