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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Epischura baikalensis Sars G.O., 1900":

    @Cyndy Parr: Subsequent research by Janet Scott (IUCN) indicates that the original reference Sars 1900 uses the spelling with a "k" so it appears that no further correction is necessary.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Epischura baikalensis Sars G.O., 1900":

    As reported by Lev Yampolsky, Associate Professor, East Tennessee State University: "I believe I have discovered a typo in the epithet of a species listed by IUCN and EOL: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/7897/0 and http://eol.org/pages/3008209/overview, respectively. I am positive that the spelling should be Epischura baicalensis, not Epischura baikalensis. Trustworthy sources list this species as Epischura baicalensis Sars 1900. There are 0 occurrences of "Epischura baikalensis" in WoS or Zoological record. I do not have enough nomenclature experience to determine if we are dealing with just a typo or with a misnomer/ synonym situation and whether ICZN should be involved (but copying this to iczn-em@nhm.ac.uk just in case). There is a Wikipedia article on "Epischura baikalensis", which I am working with Wikipedia to replace by the one with correct spelling (it is not possible to edit article titles). I suspect that this might have been the source of the typo propagated to a number of reputable resources including IUCN and EOL."

    about 2 years ago

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