[Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

Kim van der Linde kim at kimvdlinde.com
Thu Apr 8 20:53:13 CDT 2010


Haven't we done that already, many publications just mention Drosophila, 
even when they mean Sophophora melanogaster and not the Drosophila 
funebris..... ;-)

Kim

On 4/8/2010 6:48 PM, Frederick W. Schueler wrote:
> 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.	
>
> fred.
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