[Taxacom] originator of tribal rank

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Fri Mar 7 03:52:39 CST 2008

From: "Spies, Martin" <spies at zi.biologie.uni-muenchen.de
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 10:38 AM
> On behalf of a colleague I am trying to find out who in the history of
> Linnean classification - in zoology or in general - started the use of
> 'tribe' as a rank and/or coined the term for that rank.

> Thanks in advance for any help - here or offlist.

At the risk of speaking out of turn, I can point out that in the database
kept by James L. Reveal the earliest botanical names of tribes are dated 
circa 1820, with a very early name in 1806.


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