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Neal Evenhuis neale at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Mon Jan 24 16:56:16 CST 2000

>A species is never synonymized, a name is.   It would be important only if
>"your" name was a junior synonym.
>If it is a senior synonym, it sticks.

Touche --

However, philosophically speaking, a species can be synonymized if it
dies out, say, due to human intervention. Then it becomes synonymous
with "extinct".

Like "dead as a dodo".


Neal Evenhuis

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