[Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Thu Apr 8 17:48:35 CDT 2010

Kim van der Linde wrote:
> The mosquito name change has not been accepted beyond the taxonomic 
> circles, and all major journals dealing with the bulk of the 
> publications about this species recommend the old name. The problem is 
> not the taxonomists, it is the world outside.

* maybe the trick is to make the old name into the official English 
common name for a couple of decades.	

          Frederick W. Schueler & Aleta Karstad
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