I wonder, wasn't there an agreement/rule that swaps for fungal names are only made when the new name appears in Mycobank and/or Index Fungorum databases? That is with the greatest respect to the authors of Flora of Lichenicolous Fungi.

Posted by jurga_li over 1 year ago

That is what Jerry Cooper was doing. However, this is a very slow process and many take a long time before appearing. Some are even forgotten and take years before being released. I prefer checking the validity of the names myself with the ICN requirements. If there is an error it can always be modified so it's not very problematic. It's easier to do the swaps and additions when someone read a study than waiting for it to be released on MB (IF doesn't have a news feed) as it's easily forgotten.

Posted by nschwab over 1 year ago

Beg to differ. MB release is quite fast. Especially once the taxon is published. Index Fungorum may take longer, but MB is fast. Actually there is a policy in mycological journals that a new taxon cannot be published unless MB name is assigned. In this case, since taxa are already published (in a book) it should not take longer than several weeks for a name to appear in MB unless there are some nomenclature or other problems.

Posted by jurga_li over 1 year ago

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