[Taxacom] Objective synonyms?

Geoffrey Read gread at actrix.gen.nz
Sat May 29 18:43:46 CDT 2010

Curtis Clark:  "For anyone still reading, the answer I have come up with,
from responses here and on Wikipedia, is "Many zoologists assert that new
combinations aren't synonyms, and a fair number of those assert that they
are correct.

Synonymies presented without subsequent combinations would not be telling
much of the name history.  In practice subsequent combinations are always
in synonymies.  What does that tell those 'many' about what concept the
different combinations applied over the years fall under? If they're not
synomyms of the current valid name, then what on earth are they?


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