[Taxacom] new whale genus name is preoccupied

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Thu Jul 1 16:54:33 CDT 2010


PS: I just noticed this: http://www.ubio.org/NZ/detail.php?uid=106828&d=1
The Nomenclator Zoologicus record for Levathan has a spam comment (dated June 30, 2010) advertising sexy lingerie! Maybe their new slogan can be "have a whale of a time with us!"  :)




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From: Kenneth Kinman <kennethkinman at webtv.net>
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: Fri, 2 July, 2010 9:23:29 AM
Subject: [Taxacom] new whale genus name is preoccupied

Dear All,
      Today's issue of Nature describes a new genus of Miocene whale
named Leviathan.  However, don't get too attached to the name, because
it is preoccupied by Leviathan Koch, 1841, so the new whale genus will
have to be given a replacement name.      
      --------Ken      


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