Message 2004-06-0002: Re: species

Mon, 07 Jun 2004 13:14:47 +0100

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Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 13:14:47 +0100
From: Mike Taylor <>
Subject: Re: species

> Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 13:28:34 +0200
> From:
> I would vote for a soon draft/adoption of PhyloCode
> for species names. Species as completely different entities
> than clades. Uninomials preferred. ID#'s insisted on.
> Would like 2 know your opinion,

My uninformed opionion: the Phylocode is a code for phylogenetic
nomenclature, that is the naming of clades, and it has nothing to say
about species.  They are an almost completely unrelated concept
bearing only a superficial and coincidental resemblance to clades; the
PhyloCode should be silent on them (as the current draft is).

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