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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
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