Alex Calder wrote:A decision was made to use the Catalog of Fishes from The California Academy of Sciences.
Alex Calder wrote:From reading the code earlier it is also my understanding that a Genera based on description would super cede a Genera based on a name. If this is correct then that would be the vector that should have been
argued if they had asked for a replacement.
Either which way it really does not matter as logically Maylanda is correct due to the fact that Metriaclima
was not requested as a replacement but instead submitted as a name.
Lisachromis wrote:Ad's argument is that Maylandia is invalid because there was no (proper?) description for the genus given, so therefore it's nomen nudem and cannot be used.
Alex Calder wrote:Philippe, Lisa was clarifying her understanding of Ad's position not arguing validity.
Lisa your understanding of Ad's position is correct.
Alex Calder wrote: name was better because it described the Genus versus the other which attributed a person's name the argument would be over and we would all use Metriaclima.
He made a mistake in his argument which has exploded over the meaning of one word.
Had he instead chosen to argue that his name was better because it described the Genus
versus the other which attributed a person's name the argument would be over and we would
all use Metriaclima. He chose instead argue contextual semantics of one word.
Philippe Burnel wrote:Alex
I know you agree with me.
I explain for those who don't !
(english is not my usual language and I must say that sometimes I've problems to explain or read)
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