When (animal) type genus is a subgenus

Barry Roth barry_roth at YAHOO.COM
Thu Apr 26 15:34:15 CDT 2001

Thanks to all Taxacomers who replied, online and off, to my query about generic vs. subgeneric types for a family-group name.  To summarize the responses, under the principle of coordination, subgenera and genera are equal before the law in this respect.  I had suspected that this was the case, but wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking something.  Many of the replies made the well-taken point that taxonomy and nomenclature are separate activities and that the decision to rank a genus-group taxon as a subgenus belongs to the former.

Much enlightened,


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