[Taxacom] informal catagory between subfamily and family

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Fri Apr 24 01:23:51 CDT 2009

>Do you mean homonyms -- names with the same spelling occurring at 
>different taxonomic levels?  For names within the scope of the ICZN, 
>this is not considered a problem; names compete in homonymy only 
>within their group (the family-group, the genus-group).

Mike *could* also sidestep the issue by highjacking botanical group 
endings like "-aceae". No chance of conflict between the botanical 
and zoological codes, after all. ;-)


Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
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