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Re: Yay! Cladobabble! :-)



Quoting "T. Michael Keesey" <mightyodinn@yahoo.com>:

> This doesn't work, though.
> What genus does the ancestral species of a larger clade belong to?

Its own.

> PhyloCode's solution to this is to make it so the eponymous taxa actually
> rest
> on the type species of the genus, not the genus itself.

Fine.  Doesn't change my contention that the genus has a special status in the 
nomenclatural system.

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan