More on vernacular names

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at EARTHLINK.NET
Sun Mar 6 14:17:56 CST 2005

on 2005-03-06 13:50 Paul van Rijckevorsel wrote:
> Still, the instability of scientific names is not primarily caused by types,
> but rather by shifting taxon circumscriptions (not to mentions ideas about
> monophyly).

Excuse me, but it all comes back to types. A shifting circumscription
that neither includes nor excludes the types of senior synonyms causes
no name changes.

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