[Taxacom] Homonym of animal in protozoa

Charles Hussey c.hussey at nhm.ac.uk
Mon May 8 09:22:36 CDT 2006


David Remsen at uBIO is the person best placed to compile a list of
genus-level homonyms. I am hoping to do so shortly. From data available on
the Species 2000 Annual checklists and elsewhere, there are at least 5,400
genus-level homonyms amongst Animalia, Plantae and Fungi. So, not a trivial
issue once you start creating portals that search checklists across
different kingdoms.

Charles Hussey,

Science Data Co-ordinator,
Data and Digital Systems Team,
Library and Information Services,
Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road,
London SW7 5BD
United Kingdom

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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu]On Behalf Of Joel Hallan
Sent: 08 May 2006 15:06
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Homonym of animal in protozoa

I thank everyone for the information they supplied.  I have notified the the
most noted specialist for this phylum and hope that that person will publish
a new name.

Since the Neave data has been put on the web [list of most animal genera
described] and the plant genera have a web site [at the Smithsonian I
believe], has anyone compared the two lists to see how many of the generic
names are duplicated.  I guess we should not forget about the bacterial

Joel Hallan
Austin, Texas

Biology Catalog


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