However, I hope it does not come as a surprise to
you that I am actually very well aware of that rule on nomenclature. I will
admit that I have not actually seen the original designation of that name.
However, something like 20 years ago, I asked Dick Schodde about this particular
thing and he said to me that he had seen the original designation of that
name and he assured me in his usual authoritative manner that it was given as
cirrocephalus. I believed this at the time and since. I sure hope I did
not miss hear him or that he missed my question. This was as I expected because
it was my observation that the older books mostly use cirrocephalus,
whereas cirrhocephalus mostly came into general use in books published
after about 1980. I expected that someone made an error and then was copied by
other authors. Now I took his advice on face value and have been raising the
question at various times since then.
What I am not sure about is if the name is spelled
one way, say in the title of a original designation of a species and another
way(s) (simply by virtue or a typing mistake, either way, even several times) in
the text of the same article, then which one is correct.
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