[Taxacom] IRMNG is moving...

Tony Rees tonyrees49 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 02:22:54 CDT 2016

I just checked, known misspellings are excluded from the IRMNG homonyms
list at this time, although they will turn up if you simply search for the
name in question.

Regards - Tony

On 21 July 2016 at 17:06, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 21 July 2016 at 12:59, Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
> wrote:
>> I wonder if all those alleged homonyms have been verified for
>> availability according to the Code? If a name is not available, then it
>> cannot enter into homonymy.
>> Cheers, Stephen
>> Answer: no, they have not all been verified for availability but many
> will be so. So yes, the list(s) contain a mix of names that are true
> homonyms and those that are merely spelled the same, as well as cross-code
> homonyms ("hemihomonyms" of some authors) that have been discussed earlier
> on Taxacom (around 2010). However they are indications that the same name
> has been used for more than one taxon which is of certain practical value
> for name resolution purposes.
> I cannot remember at this time (but would have to check) whether or not
> misspelled names that then collide with correctly spelled names for other
> taxa make it to the list. Obviously on a utility basis one could make a
> case either way, so long as their orthographic status is noted...
> Regards - Tony

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