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[Annelida] RE: Alitta (=Neanthes) - No, no no !

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz)
Mon Nov 14 21:17:28 EST 2011

I see I was going on about these incorrect interpolations over ten years ago. 
If you use a convention for something else then your communication likely fails. 


Geoff (unlikely to be on deck here in another ten years).

> How to formulate correctly is covered by Recommendation 6A of the current
> ICZN code.
> http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted-sites/iczn/code/index.jsp?article=6&nfv=#1
> " Recommendation 6A. Undesirable interpolation of certain genus-group names
> in binomina or trinomina. No genus-group name other than a valid subgeneric
> name should be interpolated between a generic name and a specific name,
> even in square brackets or parentheses. An author who desires to refer to a
> former generic combination should do so in some explicit form such as
> "Branchiostoma lanceolatum [formerly in Amphioxus]".

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