Taxonomic References

Subject: Taxonomic References
From: "Peter Ewin" <>
Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 13:31:26 +1000
I am looking at some references and I am interested if anyone can explain in more detail how some of the older references used in taxonomy are cited. An example is the citation for the Southern Whiteface is:
Xerophila leucopsis Gould 1841 Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1840:175

Is this reference treated like a journal article (ie there will be a title to the reference)? Is there a specific article describing this (and other species) in the proccedings or is it just a series of descriptions of individual species by different authors (hence the requirement for the page)?

Any information on how this and other similar references should be treated would be greatly appreciated.

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