[Taxacom] Data query

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Wed Jun 26 03:16:43 CDT 2013


From: <Tony.Rees at csiro.au>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 9:04 AM
> One thing relevant to your explanation below: the species
> epithet is treated as a unique entity in zoology, yes, but in 
> botany (most likely also in bacteriology, not sure) it is the 
> original combination which is unique i.e. the species plus 
> its original genus placement, not the epithet alone. [...]

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In the ICNafp there has been a redefinition of terms and
it is more complicated now ...

Once a final epithet has been combined with a species
name, a subsequent name with these same elements is 
not a new combination but is a new name (name at new
rank), with its own authorship. For example
 *  Fantastica magnifica subsp. parva Little (1945)
 *  Fantastica magnifica f. parva Big (1963)
would be different names, but the same combination ...

Paul




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