Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

The Nomenclature of Fossil Ephedraceae

Yong Yang
Taxon
Vol. 56, No. 4 (Nov., 2007), pp. 1271-1273
DOI: 10.2307/25065920
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25065920
Page Count: 3
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($14.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
The Nomenclature of Fossil Ephedraceae
Preview not available

Abstract

A review of recently published fossil Ephedraceae reveals a number of nomenclatural problems. "Liaoxia Cao & S.Q. Wu" and "Liaoxia chenii Cao & S.Q. Wu" were not validly published by Cao & S.Q. Wu in 1998 when they first described the fossils concerned. However, Liaoxia Cao & S.Q. Wu was validly published by Rydin, Wu & Friis in 2006 and Liaoxia cheniae (as "chenii") was also validly published by them, but as a new combination based on Ephedrites cheniae Guo & Wu (as "chenii"), validly published in 2000, and should be cited as Liaoxia cheniae (Guo & Wu) Cao & S.Q. Wu in Rydin & al. The epithet is corrected to cheniae because it commemorates a lady, Prof. Chen Shouliang. The continued use of Ephedrites Göpp. & Berendt is recommended because of its straightforward meaning and long history of usage, providing nomenclatural stability. Transfer to Ephedrites of names recently published in Liaoxia is deferred until a recommendation is made on the recent proposal to conserve Ephedrites with a new type.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
1271
    1271
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1272
    1272
  • Thumbnail: Page 
1273
    1273