[Taxacom] Call for proxy votes for the forthcoming International Botanical Congress

Kim van der Linde kim at kimvdlinde.com
Thu Jul 7 17:01:05 CDT 2011


On 7/7/2011 2:02 PM, Karl Magnacca wrote:
> In Drosophila, it's purely an
> emotional/usage argument for changing the type, and would in fact
> lead to *more* species changing names.  If you wanted to preserve
> the greatest number of species, the type of Drosophila should
> actually be moved into the Hawaiian Drosophila, which have at least
> 600 species, compared to ~350 in Sophophora.

No, I never wanted to preserve the largest number of species, just the 
name of the species used most often. Most Drosophila species will change 
their name regardless, and now the smaller of the two, with the least 
number of publications is retaining the name.


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