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Re: Taxa nomy?

Ken Carpenter wrote:

This NOT wrong because there is NO discussion of any category higher than family. You are >mistaken in thinking it regulates Order, Class, etc. The ICZN clearly specifies the regulations governing the family, genus and species groups ONLY.

This is not to contradict your statement, but I was under the impression that derivative ranks were under the purview of the ICZN. Thus, orders and classes and phyla and divisions are exempt; but superfamilies and subfamilies (taxa ending in -oidea and -inae, respectively) were regulated by the ICZN, since they are derived from family-level taxa, which are under ICZN regulation.


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