[Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

Francisco Welter-Schultes fwelter at gwdg.de
Fri Apr 9 07:31:56 CDT 2010


Kim,
> If we would apply the same
> criteria to the other genera in the family, we would have to lump 
> most genera together in just a few large genera.
But nobody forces you to do that. You are free to be inconsistent, 
subgenera here and genera there. For which you have a good 
reason.

> Basically, examine the phylogeny, but leave the taxonomy as is to
> preserve the name.
You will certainly take the most responsible decision.

Francisco

University of Goettingen, Germany
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