justified emendation


justified emendation
the correction of an incorrect original spelling

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • emendation — in nomenclature, any demonstrably intentional change in the original spelling of an available zoological name, other than a mandatory change; a name of which the spelling has been altered. Does not include emendation of the scope of application… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • unjustified emendation — any emendation other than a justified emendation (the emended name is treated as a new name with its own authority and date) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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