ICBN interpretation please?

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at UWOSH.EDU
Wed Mar 15 09:51:31 CST 2006

At 09:41 AM 3/15/2006, Nadia Talent wrote:
>>>ICBN Art 35.4. If in one whole publication (Art 35.5), prior to 1
>>>January 1890, only one infraspecific rank is admitted, it is considered to
>>>be that of variety unless this would be contrary to the author's
>>>statements in the same publication."

It is clear from context that Art. 35 in its entirety deals with names for
which a rank is not designated, and how to determine their rank.  In any
event, the last sentence makes it clear that if Andre said they were
formae, they are formae.

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

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Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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