[Taxacom] validation of taxon names

Michael Schmitt michael.schmitt at uni-greifswald.de
Mon Feb 27 03:55:49 CST 2012


And, in my opinion, to adopt this rule in zoology would clarify the crucial
matter and would, at the same time, lessen the difference between ICBN and
ICZN.

To follow Kim van der Linde's suggestion would mean that all "major",
"minor", "niger" etc. etc. have the same "species name". This would
certainly not make taxonomic nomenclature more user friendly for
non-specialists.

Best regards
Michael


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Betreff: Re: [Taxacom] validation of taxon names

We botanists use "specific epithet" for the last word of the binomen. A
species name is a binomen.

 

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Modern Evolutionary Systematics Web site:
http://www.mobot.org/plantscience/resbot/21EvSy.htm

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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] validation of taxon names

Well, Drosophila melanogaster (or Sophophora melanogaster) IS the species
name.
melanogaster is the specific name

I see no advantage to re-define what is even used in common language.

Frank


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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Kim van der Linde
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] validation of taxon names

What about:
Family name: Drosophilidae
Genus name: Sophophora
Species name: melanogaster
Binomial name: Sophophora melanogaster

As straight as an arrow.

Yes, I know, in common language, the binomial name is given as the 
species name. However, that is not a problem for generic usage by lay 
people who are not into the intricacies, while experts can easily 
distinguish between species name and binomial name for clarity.

Kim





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