Message 2001-06-0094: Notation for Distincton Between Systems

Thu, 17 May 2001 23:41:37 -0400 (EDT)

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Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 23:41:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: "T. Mike Keesey" <>
To: -PhyloCode Mailing List- <>
Subject: Notation for Distincton Between Systems

On Thu, 17 May 2001 wrote:

> Philip,
>       Glad to hear you have made progress on the provision to differentially
> mark phylocode names (with a slash) as was discussed on TAXACOM last fall).

I always prefered the "Clade _Name_" vs. "(Rank) Name" idea myself (e.g.
Clade _Synapsida_ vs. Subclassis Synapsida). Advantages over the slash
system are that it can be spoken and can be readily appreciated by anyone,
even if they are unfamiliar with PhyloCode.

The slash idea does kind of bring up an interesting possibility -- a usage
parallel to that of computer directories:
(But colons would probably be better understood.)

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