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An exclamation in brackets *[!]* is often used in German, at least, the way
we would use the Latin *[sic]*, to indicate that the preceding word(s) was
spelled exactly like that.


On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 6:29 PM, Norm Platnick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Lynn, in Eugene Simon's spider collection in Paris, which includes Chinese
> specimens collected by David, the exclamation point denotes the collector.
> Cheers, Norm
>
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>
> Dr. Norman I. Platnick
> Senior Scientist and
> Peter J. Solomon Family Curator Emeritus of Spiders
> Division of Invertebrate Zoology
> American Museum of Natural History
> Central Park West at 79th Street
> New York NY 10024
>
> phone:  212-769-5612
> fax:    212-769-5277
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> See the World Spider Catalog, version 15, at
> http://research.amnh.org/iz/spiders/catalog/
>
> See the goblin spider Planetary Biodiversity Inventory website, at
> http://research.amnh.org/oonopidae
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> ________________________________________
> From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]>
> on behalf of Lynn Kimsey <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 7:25:25 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: question about exclamation mark
>
> Folks any of you ever seen an exclamation mark used in species entries
> like below? This was a request from a librarian at Yale University to one
> of our librarians.
>
>
> Lynn
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>
> Hi All, I am looking at 1897 species accounts in L’Abeille journal
> l’Entomologie out of Paris and seeing notation which I don’t understand.
> Perhaps this means something to someone out there in library land. Note:
> I’ve asked around here to no avail.
>
> I’m seeing this mark over and over again (for example):
>
> L. (id.) coreanus Tschitsch. , 1895.
>
> Environs nord de Pekin (A. David! 1865); Monpin (id., 1870); province
> Schen-si (id., 1875), …
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>
> I am wondering what the ! means. Do you know? Sometimes it appears after a
> personal name and sometimes after a place name.
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> Thanks for any information,
>



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