[Taxacom] Binomial Nomenclature - was: "cataloguing hypotheses & not real things"

Fred Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Sun Sep 1 07:18:26 CDT 2013

On 9/1/2013 5:58 AM, Dan Lahr wrote:

> One of the things that I often wonder is why nobody ever suggested a more
> logical, parsimonious and I suspect bioinformatics friendlier (not my area,
> can someone confirm?) transition to uninomial nomenclature.

* nobody? - Rising, James D., and Frederick W.  Schueler.  1972.  How 
stable is binominal nomenclature?  Systematic Zoology 21:438-439 - it's 
been suggested many times, it's just that adoption would require large 
numbers of taxonomists to agree on something, which runs counter to the 
spirit of the Codes.

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