[Taxacom] LSID versus names

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Fri Jun 22 03:39:37 CDT 2012

> There are many estimates ... all of them
> different, and largely grounded in ignorance!

You're the one who brought up the number 2 million.  What did you mean by
that? Species? Protonyms? All name combinations?

> You forgot to add in generic and higher names
> (up to superfamily, above which the ICZN stops regulating) ...

Indeed -- bump up the total number by another....what....20%?

> I don't mind if my order of magnitude guesstimate was an
> underestimate ... the more names that there are helps to
> illustrate my point even more ...

Yes -- that was exactly my point.


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