[Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

Kim van der Linde kim at kimvdlinde.com
Thu Apr 15 21:03:32 CDT 2010



On 4/15/2010 9:57 PM, Stephen Gaimari wrote:

>
> Point is, neither Drosophila nor Drosophila melanogaster are unique.
> There are plenty of other taxa out there that would be "disrupted"
> due to a change in generic combination (and this term "name change"
> for this drives me nuts - it is simply a change in combination - if
> it was found to be a junior homonym, we could talk about "name
> changes"). Hits on google don't determine the necessity for
> nomenclatural acts.

Agreed. The question is, how many of those high hitting species are in 
risk of loosing their name because of their taxonomic position in an 
unresolved taxonomic mess. And that are far fewer.....

I am curious about serious cases that can rifle Sophophora melanogaster.....

Kim




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