[Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

Paul Kirk p.kirk at cabi.org
Fri Apr 16 02:37:37 CDT 2010

was not Triticum aestivum a 'co-conspirator' with tomato to bring about
acceptance of conservation of names at the rank of species ... ?


-----Original Message-----
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of
dipteryx at freeler.nl
Sent: 16 April 2010 08:25
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

Van: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu namens Kim van der Linde
Verzonden: vr 16-4-2010 4:03


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



A case that is somewhat relevant here is that of the tomato. The name
Lycopersicon esculentum was prominent enough to influence the debate on
whether to allow conservation at the rank of species, and the name was
succesfully conserved.

Later it was moved to another genus, leading to Solanum lycopersicum.
The new position/name is accepted less than universally.

Paul van Rijckevorsel


Taxacom Mailing List
Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu

The Taxacom archive going back to 1992 may be searched with either of
these methods:

(1) http://taxacom.markmail.org

Or (2) a Google search specified as:
site:mailman.nhm.ku.edu/pipermail/taxacom  your search terms here
The information contained in this e-mail and any files transmitted with it is confidential and is for the exclusive use of the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient please note that any distribution, copying or use of this communication or the information in it is prohibited. 

Whilst CAB International trading as CABI takes steps to prevent the transmission of viruses via e-mail, we cannot guarantee that any e-mail or attachment is free from computer viruses and you are strongly advised to undertake your own anti-virus precautions.

If you have received this communication in error, please notify us by e-mail at cabi at cabi.org or by telephone on +44 (0)1491 829199 and then delete the e-mail and any copies of it.

CABI is an International Organization recognised by the UK Government under Statutory Instrument 1982 No. 1071.


More information about the Taxacom mailing list