Naming new animals redux: cheat-sheet restructured
February 14, 2011
Sorry to bump Matt’s awesome Rhea-neck post off the top of the SV-POW! home page, but I have news of the rapidly developing checklist for new zoological names. As well as many, many minor and not-so-minor edits — and thanks to everyone who’s participated in this process — I have made a major structural change.
The list has been broken into two, first enumerating Requirements and then describing Best Practice. I have also reordered some of the points within lists. As a result, ALL NUMBERING HAS CHANGED; also some points have been split and others merged.
Please be sure to comment only on the most recent version.
I am worried that the Checklist is getting too big. I just copied and pasted the substance of it — the introductory paragraph and the two lists — into a new OpenOffice in 12-point Times, and found that it runs to a page and a quarter. Reduced to 10.5-point type it fits on a page, but that’s the way I want to go. So suggestions for reducing the length without losing content will be particularly welcome.
(As before, comments are closed on this post, because I don’t want to split discussion between here and the checklist itself.)