[Taxacom] Wikipedia politics: the future don't look so bright

Ken Kinman kinman at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 21 14:03:52 CST 2013

Hi Paul,


      I was looking at the Wikispecies classification.  It divides Phylum Tracheophyta into 10 "Divisiones", nine of which have the -phyta ending and then Angiosperms (which automatically redirects to Class Magnoliopsida).  It would be more consistent if they used Magnoliophyta, ending in -phyta like the other nine Divisiones.  Or would you advocate that all 10 Divisiones be given informal names as well?


      And would you advocate using "Animals" instead of Animalia?  As for Bryophyta, why would ICNafp consider it less useful than Bryophytes?  





> From: dipteryx at freeler.nl
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:09:32 +0100
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Wikipedia politics: the future don't look so bright
> Stephen,
> I don't see that Wikispecies has much call to involve 
> itself with "higher classification"; there is not much 
> agreement on the topic and it is of no practical
> importance.
> Let me point out that the ICNafp has abandoned
> Bryophyta as a useful name and has switched to
> Bryophytes.
> For pragmatic data management informal terms 
> for major groups are much preferable, starting
> with "Angiosperms".
> Paul


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