Authors tab

The Authors tab records details about the author of the scientific name itself, called here the Name AuthorClosed The author responsible for writing the formal description of a species (i.e. specifying a Taxonomic classification for the species).. Most often, although not always, this is the same as the author of the Primary CitationClosed In Taxonomy, the paper / article that first proposes (specifies) the scientific name for a species. In Botany this paper is known as the Protologue..

Here we look at two possibilities:

Note: The Authors tab is also used for Recording a Parenthetic Author (arising when the species name has been combined with a different genus).