Abstract Key Word?

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Tue Jan 2 14:49:28 CST 1996

At 02:57 PM 1/2/96 -0700, Michael Ivie wrote:
>What do you use for a species put into a genus that it has been in
>previously, but not recently?  This particular situation is not a case of a
>new generic synonym, just a single species being moved.
>It is not a NEW COMBINATION, because the combination has been
>used before.  Ideas?

If I understand you correctly, it's not a new anything, since you are not
putting it anywhere, you are just recognizing a different synonym as better
reflecting the taxonomy.  I have a similar situation with a species
originally described in one of the genera I work on, but later transfered to
a different one.  It has the diagnostic synapomorphies of the genus in which
it was originally described, and I refer to it by that name, rather than its
more "modern" one.

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