[Taxacom] validation of taxon names

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Mon Feb 20 01:52:39 CST 2012

From: "Stephen Thorpe" <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 5:22 AM

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

Not even close. It should be fairly safe to say:
* a "validly published name" in botany is an "available name" 
in zoology
* a "valid name" in zoology is a "correct name" in botany

but there is a considerable uncertainty as I cannot quite
make out what an "available name" is in the zoological 
Code. The above corresponds with how the Glossary 
defines "available name", but the body of the Code 
appears to be using a different definition?


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