Message 2004-10-0012: Re: Registration

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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 08:04:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: [unknown]
To: Nick Pharris <>
Cc: Mailing List - Dinosaur <>, Mailing List - PhyloCode <>
Subject: Re: Registration

(crossposted to the PhyloCode Mailing List)

Re: Homonyms between taxonomic codes, and how PhyloCode should deal w=
ith them.

--- Nick Pharris <> wrote:

> Quoting "T. Michael Keesey" <>:
> > One possibility I'll throw out there is to suggest adding prefixe=
s to the
> > younger names: perhaps "Phyto-" if covered by the ICBN, "Zoo-" if=
> > by the ICZN, and "Monero-" if covered by the BC. Thus the animal =
> > could be converted as Zoogastonia, etc. Perhaps this is unnecessa=
ry, but it
> > seems to me it would help speed up and smoothen out the conversio=
n process.
> I'd prefer compounding the name with -zoon or -phyton:  e.g. "Gasto=

I understand why that would be more proper etymologically, but I thin=
k it would
create confusion, since tacking on a suffix sometimes requires modify=
ing the
root. For example, you changed an "a" to an "o". What if there's some=
thing else
named _Gastonio_?

The only way for this to work simply (which is, after all, the idea h=
ere, and
feel free to argue against that idea) would be to require keeping the=
 root the
same. But, since many names end in consonants, this would prove unwie=
ldy, e.g.
"Ficuszoon" or worse.

The reason I proposed prefixes ending in vowels is because they can b=
e tacked
on to anything. (Well, okay, adding "Zoo-" to a clade starting with "=
O" could
be awkward ... hmmm ... I dunno, maybe it doesn't work.)

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