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

Karl Magnacca kmagnacca at wesleyan.edu
Tue Nov 9 13:54:25 CST 2010

> I realise, they are not technically homonyms under the [zoological]
> code which indicates that species level homonyms (except in the same
> genus) do not officially exist, however they are binomial names
> representing the case of the same name used for different taxa
> (homonyms in the popular sense) which is the purpose of my
> disambiguation page. If it is preferred that they are not termed
> "homonyms" then perhaps there is a more appropriate term?

Didn't we just have a similar discussion on Taxacom a few months
ago, referring to genus-level names between codes as hemihomonyms? 
So maybe these could be called hyperhemihomonyms or

Karl Magnacca
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Hawaii-Hilo

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