code of nomenclature question

gurcharan Singh(singhg) singhg at SATYAM.NET.IN
Wed Jul 27 21:35:36 CDT 2005

 "Karin Kiontke" <kk52 at NYU.EDU>
on  Wednesday, July 27, 2005 4:53 AM wrote
Subject: code of nomenclature question

> Hi everybody,
> I have a couple of questions regarding nomenclature rules (I don't
> have the latest version of the code at hand):
> 1. When transferring a species from a genus to a subgenus, am I still
> supposed to adjust the species epithet according to the gender of the
> genus? Someone told me that this isn't done anymore.

Being taxonomists either following ICBN (Botanists) or ICZN (Zoologists), we
should specify whether we are talking about Botanical Code or Zoological
Code. In Botany we never transfer a species from a genus to a subgenus,
although we may create a subgenus within a genus, when additional type
subgenus (autonym) will be created automatically. In any case the species
will belong to any one subgenus, but ultimately also to the genus from which
it will derive its generic name.

Gurcharan Singh

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