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

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Wed Nov 10 18:18:03 CST 2010

I think Poria cocos (Coleoptera) is likely bogus ... a confusion resulting from 
the generic homonymy between fungus and coccinellid beetle. Note that the only 
literature reference to the coccinellid name Poria cocos on ION 
(http://www.organismnames.com/details.htm?lsid=812100) is :

	* Study on the isolation and structure determination of the triterpenoids from 
Korean white Poria cocos (Schw.) Wolf.
now it would be ironic if such an article on Poria cocos (Fungi) also mentioned 
Poria cocos (Coleoptera)!

From: "Tony.Rees at csiro.au" <Tony.Rees at csiro.au>
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: Thu, 11 November, 2010 12:04:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Species-level homonyms - between/within codes

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 

  - 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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