[Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

Kim van der Linde kim at kimvdlinde.com
Thu Apr 15 21:26:49 CDT 2010

Lets see which of these are even at risk to loose their name in case of 
a split in the genus they belong to (quick check, I might have missed 
some details in some cases, in that case, just correct me):

> Homo sapiens		25.100.000

Type species.

> Escherichia coli  	8.350.000

Type species.

> Mus musculus		4.110.000

Type species.

> Caenorhabditis elegans 	1.720.000

Type species.

> Saccharomyces cerevisiae 2.710.000

Type species.

> Trypanosoma brucei 	2.570.000

Type species.

> Arabidopsis thaliana  	2.000.000

Type species.

> Oryza sativa		1.720.000


> Drosophila melanogaster 1.550.000	

Not type species. And even in scientific literature often indicated by 
its genus name only, which has 5,850,000 hits....

> Zea mays		1.550.000

Type species.
> Tyrannosaurus rex	  985.000

Renamed long ago, nice example of acceptance by the public of name 
changes.... Not.

> Rattus norvegicus	939.000

Type species.

I think I made my point.


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