[Taxacom] globalnames?

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Wed Sep 16 19:35:25 CDT 2009

Yes, if you define it that way, I would agree that 5M is an underestimate.
The word "homotypic" when applied to "name-string" usually implies all the
unique combinations (but excludes misspellings).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Patterson [mailto:dpatterson at eol.org] 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 2:32 PM
> To: Richard Pyle
> Cc: <dipteryx at freeler.nl>; <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] globalnames?
> How many code compliant nam- strings?  Minimally 5M - that 
> is, each species has at least two homotypic or heterotypoc 
> synonyms.  I'll wager that's n underestimate.
> David Patterson

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