order group names

Alfred F. Newton newton at FMPPR.FMNH.ORG
Tue Jun 18 11:49:36 CDT 1996

Re:  Bob Poole's query concerning use of Raphidioptera versus the original
spelling Rhaphidioptera:

     I concur with Brothers, Raphidioptera would be the best name choice
here if it is in widest current use.  The Code doesn't apply here, but even
if it did and this were a family-group name, it would be corrected to
Raphidioptera to reflect the original spelling of the generic name
(Raphidia) it is based on, not the original spelling of the group name.
Thus, there seems to be little reason to retain the spelling Rhaphidioptera.

Alfred F. Newton  (newton at fmnh.org)
Field Museum of Natural History - Zoology, Insects
Chicago, IL 60605 USA
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