Maximum Taxon names within a single Parent
deepreef at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Thu May 23 12:42:09 CDT 2002
I have a rather basic question, the answer to which I seem unable to find on
my own ... so I was hoping to get some feedback from this list.
I'm trying to find out if there are any cases in Zoology or Botany where
there are more than 256 "valid" taxon names linked "directly" to a single
parent taxon name. In other words, are there any families with more than
256 valid generic names within them, where such genera are not routinely
divided into sets of subfamilies (or, are there any subfamilies with more
than 256 valid generic names within them)? Are there any genera with more
than 256 species, where such species are not routinely divided into sets of
subgenera (or, are there any subgenera with more than 256 valid species
names within them)?
The question relates to a schema-level decision I need to make for a
taxon-name database I'm currently refining.
Thanks in advance...
Richard L. Pyle
Ichthyology, Bishop Museum
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