|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2008|
|Authors:||McEvey, SF, Schiffer, M, Lage, J-LD, David, JR, Lemeunier, F, Joly, D, Capy, P, Cariou, M-L|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Comment|
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Case 3407 (van der Linde et al., 2007) is a proposal to conserve the binomen Drosophila melanogaster. The combination is threatened by revision of the genus Drosophila. We agree that the binomen should be preserved and we agree that the genus is large and paraphyletic but we disagree with some of the qualifying arguments. We would prefer that the taxonomy of DROSOPHILIDAE be guided, not driven, by molecular biological data.
Grimaldi, D.A. 1990. A phylogenetic, revised classification of genera in the Drosophilidae. (Diptera). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 197: 1–139.
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Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Drosophila Fallén, 1823 (Insecta, Diptera) 6 (Case 3407)