[Taxacom] ZooBank Progress

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Mon Apr 29 02:48:07 CDT 2013

From: <Tony.Rees at csiro.au>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 1:38 AM

RE fossil flags in ZooBank: maybe for animals they make no difference, but
in the botanical Code, now ICNafp there are some nomenclatural consequences
according to whether the type is fossil or extant, [...]

There are significant differences between fossil-taxa and
extant taxa in the ICNafp, but the most important ones
are found in Art. 11.7 and 11.8: any name based on an 
'extant type' (a non-fossil type) gets priority over any
name based on a fossil type. So, a taxon with both fossil
and extant representatives will have a name based on an
extant representative (or, if it does not, it will as soon as
somebody publishes such a name). This does not apply 
to diatoms. 


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