[Taxacom] Objective synonyms?

Thomas Lammers lammers at uwosh.edu
Fri May 28 22:11:20 CDT 2010

----- Original Message -----
From: Curtis Clark <lists at curtisclark.org>

>>There is an editor on Wikipedia, otherwise well-respected, who is claiming that names in different genera 
with the same epithet (he doesn't say homotypic, but all of his examples are) are not synonyms.<<

So ask him what they ARE, if they are synonyms.  They sure aren't homonyms.  If (as I suspect) he says something about, They are both correct names, ask him why he thinks being a synonym means a name is incorrect or otherwise inadequate.

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Curator of the Herbarium
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh


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