[Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?
Kim van der Linde
kim at kimvdlinde.com
Thu Apr 8 17:33:44 CDT 2010
Yes, that is an option, which would generate a genus with 2250+ species,
and with more than 100 secondary homonyms in need a new species name.
Talk about a nightmare.....
On 4/8/2010 6:43 PM, Francisco Welter-Schultes wrote:
> The case can be solved by creating a mega-genus Drosophila containing
> many species, probably more than the currently included 1500 species,
> so D. melanogaster would keep its genus-species combination. This is
> the responsibility of taxonomists. I see no constraint to create a
> genus instead of a subgenus Sophophora.
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