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Re: Monotypic genera and the PhyloCode [was: Re: Lumping Spinosauridae Redux]



Quoting "Jonathan R. Wagner" <jonathan.r.wagner@mail.utexas.edu>:

> It has been proposed informally (by me) that monotypic genus names NOT be
> converted under the PhyloCode. Such names could be used in an informal
> sense (with quotation marks, an asterisk, or with a note somewhere in the
> paper to that effect), basically as "placeholders" conferring access to the
> literature.

You mean like _"Suchomimus" tenerensis_ or _Baryonyx* walkeri_?

Why not just have the "genus" name be _the_ name?

Nick Pharris
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan