[Taxacom] alternate taxonomy employment

Dr. David Campbell amblema at bama.ua.edu
Mon Feb 15 15:58:50 CST 2010

Warner Brothers years ago evidently had a cartoonist who knew some 
taxonomy.  In a cartoon where Daffy Duck tries to hide out in Porky 
Pig's house rather than migrate south (don't have the original 
reference, but it is re-used in 1001 Wabbit Tales), Daffy tries to hide 
by taking the place of a stuffed duck.  The label for the stuffed duck 
includes both American Black Duck, a genus and species are given: Ilex 
opaca.  They're both eukaryotes, but it's too early to blame a little 
mixup in the barcoding lab.  

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections Building
Department of Biological Sciences
Biodiversity and Systematics
University of Alabama, Box 870345
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0345  USA

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