However "just" it might be to credit LeConte, 1828, with Siren intermedia, both Harlan, 1826 (not 1827 as often cited), and Barnes, 1826, antedate LeConte's proposal of the name. As the earliest, Barnes, 1826, stands credited with it. In analysis of precedent for these conclusions, types of taxonomic plagiarism (calculated vs. innocent, homoplagiarism vs. heteroplagiarism) and the distinctions between nomina nuda and nomina dubia are reviewed, giving examples of each category.
Smith, Hobart M.; Smith, Rosella B.; and Sawin, H. Lewis
"The authorship and date of publication of Siren intermedia (Amphibia: Caudata),"
Great Basin Naturalist: Vol. 35
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbn/vol35/iss1/11