[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.....

Kim

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.
>
> Francisco
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