[Taxacom] validation of taxon names

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 00:30:01 CST 2012


In one sense, a published synonomy is not subjective. Either it was
published, or it was not, and this opinion can be precisely
documented, in most cases beyond dispute. And that is taxonomy.

jim

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM, Curtis Clark <lists at curtisclark.org> wrote:
> On 2/15/2012 10:40 AM, Doug Yanega wrote:
>> #4 is something that cannot be objectively determined, because
>> synonymy is almost invariably subjective.
>
> Because of the meaning of "synonym", literally objective synonyms are
> much more common under the ICN.
>
> But even for subjective synonyms, the salient point is "referenced in
> reliable sources".
>
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