Chris J. Durden drdn at
Fri Jun 11 13:00:12 EDT 1999

At 11:24  10/06/99 -0700, you wrote:
>>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.
  Well there should be. *Plectoptera* is a genus (senior priority) of
cockroach and one of the names preferred by some authors for the order
Ephemerida. *Palaeoptera* is a genus (senior priority) of a fossil
cockroach and an infraclass or supraordinal name for one concept of the
higher classification of primitive winged insects.
.........Chris Durden  
>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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