Message 2001-03-0010: Fwd: PhyloCode Test Case (Siphonophora?)

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Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 13:22:50 -0800 (PST)
From: "Jaime A. Headden" <>
Subject: Fwd: PhyloCode Test Case (Siphonophora?)

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--- wrote:
> Date: 11 Mar 2001 08:42:21 MST
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> Subject: PhyloCode Test Case (Siphonophora?) 
> Jaime,
>      Actually the problems go even beyond just botanists and
> zoologists
> fighting over generic names.   If you want a more complicated
> "test case", I
> would suggest trying taxon SIPHONOPHORA. 
>      Siphonophora is a genus of millipede, but it is also an
> Order (sometimes
> Subclass) of hydrozoan (for which the common name
> "siphonophore" is often
> used).  One might think the cnidarian ordinal name should win
> out (and rename
> the myriapod genus), but it's more complicated than that.  
> Siphonophora the
> genus is the type of Family Siphonophoridae, and also Order 
> Siphonophorida. 
>      So anyway, I wish the PhyloCode enthusiasts the best of
> luck in trying 
> to decide whether to give Siphonophora to the marine
> zoologists or the
> entomologists.  Whichever way you go, you are going to make
> one side or the
> other unhappy. 
>              ------Ken Kinman 
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