Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at ISTAR.CA
Tue Oct 29 10:54:58 CST 2002

"Barry M. OConnor" wrote:
> At 3:49 PM +0100 10/29/02, Susanne Schulmeister wrote:
> >I still argued that we can't ignore a name that's out there simply
> >because we do not like how and why it was formed....
> Actually, we can, as long as it's for an animal taxon above the family
> group, because such names aren't regulated by the ICZN.

* well, under the ICZN you can *not use* the name, but if priority is
the fundamental principle of nomenclature, you can't *ignore* it (in the
sense of not seriously weighing the consequences of using a younger

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