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

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Tue Nov 9 16:39:28 CST 2010

Hi Tony,

> Simply because something is not defined in 
> the Code does not preclude it from existing outside the scope 
> of governance of the Code (which is confined to 
> nomenclature), I would submit.

I completely agree!  I just wanted to make sure people were not mis-quoting
or mis-representing the zoological Code.  I wrote the bulk of the note this
morning (before your post referencing Art. 57.8.1), then sent it when I got
to work -- but before I saw your aforementioned Post citing Art. 57.8.1.
Basically, by the time I sent my message, you had already made the point I
was trying to make.  So I think we're in complete agreement.

> In other words I have not seen any compelling argument that 
> binomial homonyms do not exist in zoology, and therefore if 
> they exist in zoology, they can equally exist between Codes 
> as well - unless someone would like to put the counter-argument??

Again, I agree completely!


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