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

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Tue Jun 19 08:53:39 CDT 2012

From: "Richard Pyle" <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:35 AM

It's the "norm" that would be new.....

And no, it wasn't databases that have "discontinued" the practice; it's the
taxonomists (and other biologists) who have in their publications.  The push
to re-establish this practice is largely coming from the "databases".

Yes, I suppose there is indeed a brand of taxonomists that believe
that any taxon can have only one True, Self-Evident circumscription

Still, the practice is widespread; it is just not very prominent or
explicit, often a line or two in the introductory part of a book is


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