Information used in the Plant-SyNZ™ database comes from
both published and unpublished sources. 'Citations' are used to
show the source of information. Citations are shown mainly in
reports giving the reasons for a reliability score and
the tag names for undescribed species.
Citation conventions: reasons for reliability score
Where the information is based on unpublished information, this
is acknowledged by giving the persons name, including initials,
and the year when the information was provided, e.g. example AN
Other 2003 or NA Martin 1999.
Where the information is published, scientific journal type of
formats are used with the author(s) name and the year of publication,
e.g. Other 2003 or Martin & Other 2004. Note that the author
initials are not used in citations of published information. In
the database reports, full details of where an item was published
can be found by clicking on the citation.
Where a published source quotes another source for the supporting
information, both the primary and secondary sources are given.
Citation conventions: tag names
Names used for undescribed species are based on published and
Published sources give the name of the author(s) and the year
of publication, e.g. Liriomyza sp. 'Hydrocotyle' (Spencer
1976) for a species of leaf mining fly found in Hydrocotyle.
Unpublished sources of names are similar but insert "of" after
the tag name and the author and year are not in brackets, e.g. Phytomyza sp.
'Ranunculus reflexus' of Martin 2001 for a leaf and stem mining
fly in Ranunculus reflexus.
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