[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 ... ?

Paul

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[...]

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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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

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