November 25, 1998
From: Dr P.Tubbs
Thank you all for writing about Haminoea etc. Leach's choice of name for this genus was most unfortunate, and has caused trouble from even before it was published in any form.
The second application, to conserve the ms. spelling Haminaea, was of course made in good faith and gave the early history in detail. However, it is clear from all the comments that Haminoea has had much the greatest usage, and that the recent appearances of Haminaea have been mostly (and perhaps all) due a mistaken impression that the Commission had made a ruling to the effect that this was to be adopted as the correct spelling.
Following the lapse in failing to pursue this case, we shall bring it to a formal conclusion as rapidly as possible. Meanwhile, under Article 80 of the Code the existing majority usage should continue.
Thank you again for your comments and provision of literature references.
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature c/o The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
P.Tubbs@nhm.ac.ukTubbs, P., 1998 (Nov 25) Spelling of Haminoea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/330
Dear Dr Tubbs,
Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately your suggestion that existing majority usage should continue is very ambiguous. If you mean recent usage of Haminaea as brought about by the Commission's inaction then that is an unfortunate message to be spreading.
I would be grateful for a clarification
Dr W.B.Rudman.Rudman, W.B., 1998 (Nov 25). Comment on Spelling of Haminoea by Dr P.Tubbs. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/330