unique numbers for species

Thomas Pape thomas.pape at NRM.SE
Fri Oct 12 16:23:14 CDT 2001

> Only until someone starts splitting and lumping taxa.  Then there can be 2
> numbers for one taxon, or one number for 2 taxa.

Yet still a unique number for the name in question. Note the distinction between taxonomy, that deals with taxa, and nomenclature, that deals with names.

Thomas Pape
Swedish Museum of Natural History

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