[Taxacom] Drosophila melanogaster name change?

Kim van der Linde kim at kimvdlinde.com
Fri Apr 23 07:00:01 CDT 2010


Agreed. The Hawaiian Drosophila probably should actually be placed 
several genera, as they were in the past.

Kim

On 4/23/2010 2:59 AM, Don.Colless at csiro.au wrote:
>
> I simply reject the utility of a genus name which cannot be used when
> identifying females, even if here are hundreds of species. There need
> be no systematic problems; the very interesting taxa based on male
> terminalia can be placed as subgenera, which is what they are for.
> This leaves the science intact and no problems when making important
> identifications, which, let us remember, require a binomial.
>
> Donald H. Colless CSIRO Div of Entomology GPO Box 1700 Canberra 2601
> don.colless at csiro.au tuz li munz est miens envirun
>
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> [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Kim van der Linde
> [kim at kimvdlinde.com] Sent: 16 April 2010 22:59 To:
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> melanogaster name change?
>
> On 4/16/2010 1:24 AM, Don.Colless at csiro.au wrote:
>>
>> I just have to say that if one has to extract, prepare, etc., the
>> male genitalia to place as fly in a genus, then it's a lousy genus
>> - and what about all the poor females, doomed to languish just as
>> "drosophilids".
>
> Ok, you you propose to lump the genera with in the family
> Drosophilidae that are based on genitalia characteristics alone? That
> would be a revolution......
>
> Kim
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