[Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Fri Apr 9 00:55:05 CDT 2010


>Spiny anteaters in Australia are still echidna
To clarify that, the common name may still be echidna, but the genus is Tachyglossus ...

Stephen




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From: Geoff Witten <geoff.witten at rmit.edu.au>
To: Frederick W. Schueler <bckcdb at istar.ca>
Cc: "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Fri, 9 April, 2010 4:34:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

Spiny anteaters in Australia are still echidna, despite the fact that Echidna is a genus of eel....

Geoff Witten
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>>> "Frederick W. Schueler" <bckcdb at istar.ca> 9/04/10 8:48 >>>
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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