[Taxacom] validation of taxon names

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sun Feb 19 22:22:53 CST 2012

in other words: 
"valid" in botany means "available" in zoology
"valid" in zoology means "correct" in botany

From: Curtis Clark <lists at curtisclark.org>
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu 
Sent: Monday, 20 February 2012 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] validation of taxon names

On 2/19/2012 7:52 PM, Stephen Thorpe wrote:
> if "valid" means the same in botany as it does in zoology,
It doesn't; it means "published according to the rules". The botanical 
equivalent of the zoological "valid" is "correct".

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