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



> Actually, Livezey and Zusi found grebes and
> flamingos to both be members of 
> their waterbird clade Natatores inside Neoaves,
> though with very weak 
> support.  Natatores (Baird, 1858) has a much earlier
> publication date than 
> Mirandornithes, though no phylogenetic definition. 
> Nor do I know how Baird 
> and later authors used the group.

The name was in use in 1837 already:
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b2300005n
and its use was later popularized by Bonaparte
planning to make it a crucial element of his
all-encompassing, all-phenetic classification system
outlined in the never-finished Conspectus.

Eike


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