[Taxacom] Global counts of accepted genera

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Tue Mar 31 04:34:44 CDT 2020

So some sixty percent of all published generic
names is deemed current? That seems like a
high percentage; perhaps this is a testimony of
a backlog in taxonomic work?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Rees via Taxacom" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:40 AM
Subject: [Taxacom] Global counts of accepted genera

> Dear Taxacomers,
> Have you ever wondered how many genus names for accepted taxa have been
> published, broken down by taxonomic group? and/or "all names", synonyms
> (sensu lato) included (together with the actual lists of names as a
> downloadable file) - well, the following newly published paper in the
> journal "Megataxa" goes some way to answering these questions:
> Rees et al., 2020: "All genera of the world: an overview and estimates
> based on the March 2020 release of the Interim Register of Marine and
> Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG)"
> https://www.mapress.com/j/mt/article/view/megataxa.1.2.3
> In case this is of interest, in the present "interesting" times...
> Regards to all - Tony
> Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
> https://about.me/TonyRees
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