[Taxacom] Homonymous synonyms / cosmic order
stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Mon Jun 4 16:21:19 CDT 2012
actually, Francisco still has a point:
an old name can be new, even if it wasn't originally flagged as new. Can a name that is flagged as new fail to be new? That is an awkward question which the zoological Code doesn't satisfactorily address ...
From: Richard Petit <r.e.petit at att.net>
To: Francisco Welter-Schultes <fwelter at gwdg.de>
Cc: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: Tuesday, 5 June 2012 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Homonymous synonyms / cosmic order
It would be nice if you could, every so often, credit others with some small
degree of perspicacity.
When I listed the three names in my posting I should have included the "n.
sp." that the respective authors each placed after their introductions. I
failed to realize that I would possibly be accused of not being able to
recognize the introduction of a new name. That they each clearly intended to
introduce a new name is enough. It is not necessary to try to "get into the
minds" of the authors to try to guess what they knew or did not know.
As for the other part of your message, I disagree about the multiple
introductions of names based on non-binominal usage but will not attempt to
open a discussion on that subject.
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