Doug Yanega dyanega at
Fri Jun 11 02:24:21 EDT 1999

>Homonomy of genera does not apply across Orders, anymore than homonomy of
>species applies across Families.

Whoa, whoa - it most certainly *does*. I've named new genera, I know the
rules...the only place generic homonymy doesn't apply is across *kingdoms*.
You can have a plant and an animal with the same genus, but not two
animals. Oddly enough, non-generic names *can* be possessed at different
levels; for instance, there are genera of molluscs named "Collembola" and
"Ephemeroptera". No problems with those, amazingly.


Doug Yanega       Dept. of Entomology           Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
phone: (909) 787-4315
  "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
        is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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