[Taxacom] globalnames?

bti at dsmz.de bti at dsmz.de
Tue Sep 15 00:33:03 CDT 2009

"Common" or "European" gives similar results. Isn't this just "gemeine  
sense" ;-) ?

Quoting Wolfgang Lorenz <faunaplan at googlemail.com>:

> Dear All,
> after visiting http://www.globalnames.org, a journalist asked me, who were
> those taxonomists responsible for creating numerous homonyms of the genus
> "Gemeine", -
> namely Mr./ Mrs. (Dr.? Prof.? prenames?):
> Sumpfbinse, Bernsteinschnecke, Braunelle, Eichenschrecke, Federlibelle,
> Felsenbirne, Fichte, Flockenblume, Garten-Wegschnecke, Graseule,
> Hopfenbuche, Kugelmuschel, Nachtkerze, Quecke, Schafgarbe, Wasserassel,
> Weidenjungfer, Wespe, Wiesenwanze...
> Well, journalists do have a sixth sense for hidden secrets. And they are not
> deterred but rather attracted by warnings like "The primary users of this
> site are not people, but other machines, so please don’t complain because
> the site is boring".
> So, shouldn't we also risk a look? Maybe some more sensations hiding there?
> Indeed, my own quick search revealed two facts that I didn't know so far:
> The genus "Grüne" was described by author Stinkwanze, and the author for
> genus "Spanische" is Mr./ Mrs. "Wegschnecke", according to globalnames.org.
> Uhmmm oups, - no, that's undigestible for human users...
> Cheers,
> Wolfgang
> -------------------------------------
> Wolfgang Lorenz, Tutzing, Germany
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