When (animal) type genus is a subgenus

Barry Roth barry_roth at YAHOO.COM
Wed Apr 25 17:20:40 CDT 2001

In zoological nomenclature, does the fact that the name-bearing type of a nominal family-group taxon (i.e., its "type genus") is classified as a subgenus affect the validity of that family-group name (assuming the family-group name is the earliest-proposed name based on a genus considered to belong to the family, and otherwise meets the criteria of availability)?

Does it make a difference if the type genus in question is classified as a subgenus of a genus which is the type genus of another, later-proposed, family-group taxon?

Thanks very much for help on this. I am unable to find the answer by perusing the ICZN.

Barry Roth
(hoping he has stated the problem clearly)

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