[Taxacom] Does the species name have to change when itmoves genus?

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Tue Jun 19 03:15:59 CDT 2012

From: "Richard Pyle" <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 9:57 AM

> If you want to propose a new "norm" in how taxonomists (and other
> biologists) cite scientific names, don't piddle around with the genus
> combination issue.  Just get people to add a "sensu [Author+year]" to
> their first-use of scientific names, so we can more readily nail down
> the usage of the name to a (one would hope!) well-defined taxon
> concept.

Yes, that would be most useful (almost essential for many applications)
but it is nothing "new": this has been done for a very long time, and fairly
widely. Somehow, databases have discontinued this practice?


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