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Re: Yay! Cladobabble! :-)



--- Nick Pharris <npharris@umich.edu> wrote:
> 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.

Then almost every single species that has ever existed would have to have its
own genus (and genera would not always be monophyletic -- or, at least,
sometimes they would be clades, and sometimes they would be species).

> > 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.

All is harmonious, then.

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