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Title(315-319) Proposals to amend Article 11.8 and its Examples to remove ambiguity in the sanctioning of dual nomenclature for dinoflagellates, and an emendation of Article 11.7, Example 29
AuthorHead, M J; Fensome, R A; Herendeen, P S; Skog, J E
SourceTaxon vol. 65, issue 4, 2016 p. 902-903, https://doi.org/10.12705/654.34
Year2016
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 2016006
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectspaleontology; microfossils; microorganisms; systematic paleontology; taxonomy; nomenclature; Dinoflagellates; Algae; International Code of Nomenclature (ICN)
ProgramBaffin Petroleum Systems, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
ProgramNSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Abstract(unpublished)
The formal nomenclature of dinoflagellates is governed by the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (ICN). As algae, dinoflagellates fall under the jurisdiction of the ICN. Dinoflagellates have a dual nomenclature: the names of living dinoflagellates are based mainly on the motile (swimming) cell, whereas the names of fossils are based on the preservable cyst stage. The two systems overlap in the study of modern cyst-forming dinoflagellates by Neogene paleontologists and biologists: hence the cyst-based form Tuberculodinium vancampoae is the cyst of the motile Pyrophacus steinii ? the two names effectively represent the same biological species, and thus to purists should bear only one name. For practical reasons it is imperative that the two sets of names are available to different sets of specialists, and hence we are proposing modifications to the ICN that more clearly facilitate the use of both sets of names.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The formal nomenclature of dinoflagellates is governed by the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (ICN). As algae, dinoflagellates fall under the jurisdiction of the ICN. Dinoflagellates have a dual nomenclature: the names of living dinoflagellates are based mainly on the motile (swimming) cell, whereas the names of fossils are based on the preservable cyst stage. The two systems overlap in the study of modern cyst-forming dinoflagellates by Neogene paleontologists and biologists: hence the cyst-based form Tuberculodinium vancampoae is the cyst of the motile Pyrophacus steinii ? the two names effectively represent the same biological species, and thus to purists should bear only one name. For practical reasons it is imperative that the two sets of names are available to different sets of specialists, and hence we are proposing modifications to the ICN that more clearly facilitate the use of both sets of names.
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