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

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Wed Jun 20 03:04:20 CDT 2012

From: "Richard Pyle" <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 1:23 AM

> 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 
> sufficient.

Right.  It's also not consistent, which makes it hard to mine.

And justly so. A book may have millions of uses, and only one of
them will be by the data-miner; it would be plainly weird to publish
a book aimed at the one data-miner, and ignore the millions of uses.
It would make much more sense for the data-miner to proceed
judiciously, rather than doing quick-and-dirty extraction.


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