concept, hypothetical, n.
A taxonomic concept that when published contained no animal then known to exist in nature,
past or present, but only in the mind of the author whether a prediction or not [Art. 1.3.1].
Mike Wise wrote:Personally, I believe Kullander's description and name (Papiliochromis = Butterfly Cichlid) are the best.
Darrell Ullisch wrote:Oh, great, now I have to go through and change all my slides and digital images again!
I thought Frey's description was invalidated long ago for being somehow inadequate. Wish I could read that article, unfortunately my German is pretty much limited to Gesundheit, danke schoen, and Schiess Kopf (my dad used that one a lot with us boys! ).
cichla wrote:Dear all,
your contribution, Rico, is pretty informative and important. I think it is now settled that Microgeophagus is the correct genus name for the 'ram'. Well, I agree with you, Mike, if I may vote I would select Papiliochromis. However, the die is cast and Microgephagus is it. I just hope that Nordic ichthyologists who are able to read German will agree, too. Otherwise it will be such never ending story as for Mailandia vs Metriaclima.
The Code refrains from infringing upon taxonomic judgment, which must not be made subject to regulation or restraint.
Willem Heijns wrote:If Frey did mean to propose the name Microgeophagus himself and in this book, he surely chose clumsy words to do it.
Willem Heijns wrote:What amazes me, is that an issue, apparently so easily solved, has been lying around for more than 40 years. Not really unattended though. A whole list of reputable people (scientists and laymen alike) have published on the matter.
Willem Heijns wrote:I wonder what will happen next...
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