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Published: 2018-12-27

Carl—the accidental nomenclaturalist

The Field Museum †Deceased
Gantz Family Collections Center, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496, USA
Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Helmut Carl liverworts nomenclature Plagiochila Theodor Herzog


Eleven Plagiochila species previously regarded as invalid names turns out to be validly published by Helmut Carl ahead of their formal publication by Theodor Herzog. We identify them here and argue that Carl should be credited as the author of these taxa.