[Taxacom] Phylogenetic Game

Richard Zander Richard.Zander at mobot.org
Tue Dec 14 17:19:18 CST 2010

Ah, but just you wait, Paul. Soon a proposal will be introduced that renders as illegitimate all new names that make another taxon paraphyletic. 
This would be a good test of the steel in the resolve of evolutionary taxonomists. Would you let this happen? 
Richard H. Zander
Missouri Botanical Garden
PO Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166 U.S.A.
richard.zander at mobot.org


From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu on behalf of dipteryx at freeler.nl
Sent: Tue 12/14/2010 2:31 AM
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Phylogenetic Game

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu namens John Grehan

> A species name would seem to be paraphyletic if it is the same
> name applied to the entity that included the isolate that
> differentiated. If the larger range was given a new name then
> that would not be paraphyletic.

This is a novelty. I am familiar with names being unavailable,
illegitimate, incorrect, etc, but I have never heard of a name
being paraphyletic. I assume that this is according to the
International Code of Cladistic Nomenclature, or some such
new Code?

Paul van Rijckevorsel


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