[Taxacom] Formation of family names e.g. Diplogasteridae vs. Diplogastridae in Nematoda (and similar)

Michael A. Ivie mivie at montana.edu
Tue Nov 3 23:25:19 CST 2015


New Rule: Ambiguity is the Enemy of Stability, explicit required, 
implicit excluded.

On 11/3/2015 7:14 PM, Tony Rees wrote:
> OK, so we are approximately back where we started: "There is ongoing
> controversy over the rendering of names ending in "gaster" with a suffix..."
>
> I guess I will end up following Hodda's treatment and preferences (
> Diplogasteridae, Chronogasteridae, etc.) in the absence of anything more
> recent (or more persuasive), however bear in mind that he did not cite the
> Code anywhere in his decision, and most of the references he considers are
> post-2000, not pre 2000 (though that may not make much difference until you
> get closer to the present time).
>
> A little more clarity in either the present or future versions of the Code
> regarding the application of the relevant rule might also help, methinks.
>
> Regards - Tony
>
>
> On 3 November 2015 at 19:47, Denis Brothers <Brothers at ukzn.ac.za> wrote:
>
>> I agree with Thomas and others, here. I do understand Doug's viewpoint,
>> but I'm afraid that it does not accord with what the Code actually says.
>>
>> Denis Brothers
>>
>>
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