Taxonomic Freedom and the Role of Official Lists of Species Names

@inproceedings{Pauly2009TaxonomicFA,
  title={Taxonomic Freedom and the Role of Official Lists of Species Names},
  author={Gregory B. Pauly and David M. Hillis and David C. Cannatella},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract The sixth edition of the Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America (Crother, 2008, SSAR Herpetological Circular 37:1–84) is the “Official Names List” for the three major North American herpetological societies. Although this publication is intended to aid users of scientific and common names, we argue that current practices for authoring, reviewing, and using this list, in some cases, generate taxonomic chaos. By this we mean that users are… 

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