[Taxacom] Domestic Chicken

Richard Petit r.e.petit at worldnet.att.net
Fri Dec 1 07:32:15 CST 2006

I would add to Dr. Magnacca's comment about ITIS that its is, in addition to 
being unreliable, is unresponsive.  I have failed in attempts to obtain the 
real source of incorrect data which is attributed to a list that never 

As for the name of the domestic chicken, when I was young we called it 
"Sunday dinner."

dick p.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karl Magnacca" <kmagnacca at alumni.wesleyan.edu>
To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 2:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Domestic Chicken

> On 1 Dec 2006 at 8:31, James Edwards wrote:
>> According to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), the
>> accepted name is Gallus gallus.
> Considering that names I submitted to ITIS three years ago still haven't
> showed up - which means they're still using generic names that were sunk
> 30 years ago - I don't think it's the most reliable source for up-to-
> date taxonomy.
> Karl
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