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Re: The PhyloCode will not address the naming of species (Was The Papers That Ate Cincinnati)



On 5/8/07, T. Michael Keesey <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:

> or are you suggesting that every country around the world *stops* its > biological and paleontological sciences, so that their scientists can learn > *another* international language (this time, PhyloCode) before being > permitted to resume their work?

The PhyloCode isn't intended to start over from scratch. For one
thing, it leaves species to the current codes. For another, many of
the names under it will be the same names as in other codes, but with
new, rigorous definitions.

One other point here. The ICZN doesn't even cover ranks above "family-level", so names like Theropoda, Coelurosauria, Dinosauria, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Amniota, Metazoa, etc. are not even under any current code! -- Mike Keesey