[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
> Escherichia coli 8.350.000
> Mus musculus 4.110.000
> Caenorhabditis elegans 1.720.000
> Saccharomyces cerevisiae 2.710.000
> Trypanosoma brucei 2.570.000
> Arabidopsis thaliana 2.000.000
> 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
> Tyrannosaurus rex 985.000
Renamed long ago, nice example of acceptance by the public of name
> Rattus norvegicus 939.000
I think I made my point.
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