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Re: Online Scientific Name Resources for Zoology and Biology

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 3:49 AM,  <bh480@scn.org> wrote:
> From: Ben Creisler
> bh480@scn.org
> Online Scientific Name Resources for Zoology and Biology
> According to the International Code of Zoological
> Nomenclature (1999) in the ICZN Appendix B General
> Recommendations:
> Establishment and formation of new names
> 5.....In the case of a genus-group names they should not
> be the same as names known to exist for botanical or
> microbiological genera.

The PhyloCode, which aims to be the first code covering names for all
types of organisms, has a relevant recommendation:

In Ben's example, it is recommended that, if the animal genus name
_Gastonia_ is converted to a clade name when the plant genus name
_Gastonia_ has already been converted, then the animal genus name
should be converted as _Zoo-Gastonia_.
T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies
Glendale, California