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Re: Taxa nomy?

Kenneth Carpenter wrote:

> One very big misconception I
> repeatedly note on the DML is that the International Code of Zoological
> Nomenclature deals with categories higher than family. Not so. It clearly
> spells out that it limits its self to Family, Genus and Species. These
> three categories do not conflict with cladistic analysis.

This is wrong. See Art. 1.2.2. "The Code regulates the names of taxa in
the family group, genus group, and species group. Articles 1-4, 7-10,
11.1-11.3, 14, 27, 28, and also regulate names of taxa at ranks
above the family group." - Thus at least some provisions regarding
spelling and availability must receive attention.

Dr. Markus Moser
Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkunde Stuttgart
Rosenstein 1
D-70191 Stuttgart
Bayerische Staatssammlung fuer
Palaeontologie und Geologie
Richard-Wagner-Str. 10
D-80333 Muenchen