[Taxacom] Species-level homonyms - between/within codes

David Campbell pleuronaia at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 11:09:04 CST 2010

> Safety note: before someone gets replacement-name-happy with names found
> to be homonymous within the same Code (i.e., ICZN), please note that ICZN
> Article 57.8.1 states that homonymy of species-group names found within
> homonymous genus-group names in which the latter were established for
> different nominal genera (e.g, one genus in beetles and the other in bats)
> is to be disregarded.
Note that the two identically-spelled names are not both valid.  The
genus name which is a junior homonym must be replaced by something
else.  However, the specific epithet remains available for use with a
different genus name.

Dr. David Campbell
The Paleontological Research Institution
1259 Trumansburg Road
Ithaca NY 14850

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