[tdwg-content] DwC review: comments

Nico Cellinese ncellinese at flmnh.ufl.edu
Sun Aug 9 22:37:40 CEST 2009

Hi Anna,

Thanks!!  I will work on a proposal then, discuss it with others  
involved in the development of the PhyloCode and will come to the  
meeting in November with something to propose to the DwC group.  I  
hope this sounds a good plan to all.  If not, I would like to hear  
some alternatives.  Thanks!!


On Aug 8, 2009, at 2:38 PM, Weitzman, Anna wrote:

> Hi Nico,
> I think that the appropriate thing to do is for someone to propose a  
> standard for phylogenetic nomenclature that we can all put into our  
> various standards that use names (nearly all of the other  
> standards).  That way those with expertise in the phylocode are  
> helping us include the things we need to include.  I know that would  
> help with the literature standard that I am working on.
> Cheers,
> Anna
> Anna L. Weitzman, PhD
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> Hello,
> I am kind of late with this but I think still in time to drop a couple
> of comments about nomenclature before the review  deadline.  I think
> that phylogenetic nomenclature is not well accounted for.  Clade names
> could be well accommodated right now, however, the types of
> phylogenetic definitions are not (node-based, branch-based, apomorphy-
> based and variations).  There could be a few options on how to handle
> these (e.g., with annotations) , but I wanted to make sure that there
> is a will to take the PhyloCode into consideration.  The phylogenetics
> community is using these names that are now slowly being published.
> Next year, after the Code will be published, many more names will be
> formally recognized and used in databases.  This issue will have to be
> faced at some point, so why not right away.  Any comments on this?
> Thanks!
> Cheers,
> Nico
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