Wed Dec 5 13:01:54 CST 2001
Derek Sikes wrote
When a junior synonym is moved from one senior synonym to another senior
synonym, but remains a junior synonym, is that action considered a 'New
synonymy"? (I think it is)
- it seems to be a New synonym from the perspective of the senior synonym,
i.e. The senior is getting a new synonym added to it, but it is not a new
synonym for the group in general, i.e. the group has the same number of
junior synonyms as it had before.
Ron: Yes, the synonymy is strictly in relation to the
particular name it is being associated with.
-- New association, new synonymy.
It is not 'New status' because the status of the junior synonym has not
changed- it is still a junior synonym. Thoughts?
Ron: This is a good question. If I divorce and remarry
would not my "status" still be "married" (vs. single).
But, if I move from South Carolina to California
would not my "status" be changed from SC resident
to Cal. resident? So it would seem to be totally up
to the view of the one compiling the synonymic list
in how they _apply_ the term New Status. Associating
a _name_ with a different species or subspecies will
leave _that name_ the same, but the name is now
recognized as belonging to (associated with) a whole
new _organism_. Thus, while the name remains the
same its organic (and thus taxonomic) status is indeed
Charleston, SC - USA
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