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In a message dated 9/28/02 12:08:08 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
mightyodinn@yahoo.com writes:

<< Now, if these names were given ranked endings *and expected to follow 
 they might fail. >>

This problem also arises in Linnaean taxonomies. That's when the endings 
change while the stems remain unchanged. E.g., Megalosauridae might be 
demoted to being a subfamily of another family and then become 
Megalosaurinae. Reordering a hierarchy in phylogenetic taxonomy could be done 
in somewhat the same fashion, were the nomenclature not already so chaotic 
and unstructured.