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Re: genus definitions
> ...this would render your previous suggestion ineffective. For example,
> want to include _bison_ as a species inside _Bos_. But, under ICZN rules,
> _bison_ was made the type of _Bison_. So I decide not to convert _Bison_.
> since _bison_ was declared a type species by a preexisting code, It can't
> part of _Bos_ - it just floats in _Bovini_ (or _Bovina_?).
I see. More complicated wordings that take this into account might be
possible, but certainly not desirable.
> I didn't think PhyloCode was going to cover subspecies.
We've been promised a paper on this issue. :-)
> (And _neanderthalensis_
> seems to be widely regarded as a separate species now, anyway.)
Widely, yes. But not by me :->
(... And here we get an impressive demonstration of the species problem.
Chronospecies, allospecies, hybridization, all at once. :-) )