authority citation
The practice of citing the name of the author of a scientific name or name combination, i.e., X-us Brown, X-us albus Brown, Y-us albus (Brown).

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  • Citation (disambiguation) — For Wikipedia s citation policies, see Wikipedia:Citing sources and Wikipedia:Citing Wikipedia A citation is a credit or reference to another document or source. Citation may also refer to: A citation or notice to appear, a type of summons… …   Wikipedia

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