Taxonomy and zoological nomenclature
Andre E. Moncrieff, Oscar Johnson, Daniel F. Lane, Josh R. Beck, Fernando Angulo, and Jesse Fagan (2018) A new species of antbird (Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) from the Cordillera Azul, San Martín, Peru. The Auk: January 2018, Vol. 135, No. 1, pp. 114-126.
We describe a distinctive new species of antbird (Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) from humid montane forest (1,340–1,670 m above sea level) of the Cordillera Azul, San Martín Region, Peru. Plumage, voice, and molecular evidence distinguish this species from its sister taxon Myrmoderus ferrugineus (Ferruginous-backed Antbird), which is found in lowland Amazonian rainforests of the Guiana Shield and Madeira-Tapajós interfluvium. The new species is presently known only from one ridge in the Cordillera Azul, and therefore we recommend further fieldwork to better estimate its distribution and population size.
"appropriately, an antbird."
Because he is a myrmecologist.
Is this also the first scientific name including initials?
I don't think it would be a problem. I.e., if it gets registered now, the registration data could be added on the last page of the .pdf, without any other modification.Maybe there is time to amend and reissue the PDF here, given we are not yet in 2018?