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The name game
(2012). The name game. Nature (Lond.) 489(7415): 178. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/489178a
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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    New species; Taxonomy; Marine

    After several years of wrangling, zoologists can now name new species online only. With access to the Internet, the (official) world of animals and plants will soon be at your fingertips. In a landmark ruling, zoologists last week agreed that newly identified species can be named in online-only publications. Previously, the first official description of anything that crawled, flew, wriggled, walked or swam across Earth needed to be formally written up and recorded in print, where it would remain in perpetuity for future scientists to reference.