A semi-hypothetical taxonomic conundrum -

Geoff Read g.read at NIWA.CRI.NZ
Thu Sep 23 17:02:22 CDT 1999

>I don't have the latest
>edition of the code at hand, but I don't remember there being a change with
>the First Reviser Principle.

There is an addition in the zoo code of an exception to the principle - if
there are synonyms proposed simultaneously the one given higher rank at
the time takes automatic precedence. That may have been derivable
somewhere else in the 1985 code, but now  it is explicit, and the first clause
in article 24. Previously there was only an explanation of an exception for
homonyms, and only at genus level and below.

  Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.cri.nz>

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