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RE: New Dinosauricon Taxon Pages: _Therizinosauria_
Quoting "T. Michael Keesey" <email@example.com>:
> But species are not always guaranteed to stay in "their" genera (this case
> aside). Non-type species move about all the time, which is good because it
> reflect the latest thinking, but is bad for trying to achieve stability with
> "genus + species" combinations.
So don't try to make them stable. The binomen can simply be the lowest two
clades to which a given species belongs (OK, I'd want a redundant clade in
there for species with no close relatives).
I don't think there's any point in trying to make the species the unique
identifier, when from the beginning species names were never meant to be
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