jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Tue Dec 31 16:40:23 CST 2002
At 13:37 2002.12.31, Andy Deans wrote:
>A species is described in genus X in 1900, then transfered to genus Q in
>1905. Someone wrongly (in my opinion) transfers this species back to genus
>X in 1912.
No, they simply accepted the original name--nothing is ever "transferred
back" to its basionym.
>Now I want to reassign it to genus Q again. Is that still a
>"new combination"? If not, what's the appropriate term/abbreviation to use
>in my manuscript?
No reassignment is necessary. You are simply accepting the name in Q as the
best reflection of the taxonomy.
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