When (animal) type genus is a subgenus

Barry Roth barry_roth at YAHOO.COM
Wed Apr 25 21:31:40 CDT 2001


Yes, ICZN Article 39, "Invalidity [of a family group name] due to homonymy or suppression of the name of the type genus," would seem to cover that case.


  Ken Kinman <kinman at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
I agree with the wisdom of this. Junior synonyms, which are also a
matter of taxonomic opinion, have been known to be taken back out of
synonymy (so that provision makes sense).
When I spoke of an invalid name, I was thinking more of a generic name
that had been placed on the Official List of Rejected and Invalid Names.
Offhand I don't recall if there is a specific provision which automatically
rejects any family level taxon name which is based on such a formally
rejected generic name. I would hope that there is, but I'm not sure.

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