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

Tony.Rees at csiro.au Tony.Rees at csiro.au
Wed Nov 10 17:04:53 CST 2010

Another link of interest: "Introduction to Scientific Nomenclature" presentation by Hendrik Segers, 2009:


His slide 45 lists some total numbers of within-Code and inter-Code generic homonyms, with genus+species homonyms on the following slide, including a couple I had missed:

  - Poria cocos: Coleoptera and Fungus

(I have the fungus name, but not the beetle at this time, and have not traced it elsewhere)

  - Culcita novaeguineae: seastar, and Culcita novae-guineae: fern

Note that the seastar epithet was frequently spelled in the hyphenated form prior to hyphenation being eliminated from [almost all] zoological names, see for example:


so as an orthographic variant I figure it qualifies :)

Regards - Tony

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> Thanks, Brian - also a recognition enshrined in at least one Code of the
> existence of inter-Code homonyms (that term again...)
> Regards - Tony
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