Talk:Hymenocephalus (ICZN)

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@Stho002: Just wondering why this genus has "(ICZN)" after its title. Accassidy (talk) 06:23, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

@Accassidy: OK, but I'm not sure you are going to fully understand the answer: Hymenocephalus is a hemihomonym (= a between codes homonym), it therefore has one or more ICBN (International Code of Botanical Nomenclature) homonyms and one or more ICZN (International Code of Zoological Nomenclature) homonyms. So, I am disambiguating the name using the most stable disambiguation term. Other editors have tended to use the family, or something like that, as a disambiguation term, but family assignments can change. Therefore, it makes the most sense to do it the way I have done it. There is no standard way to disambiguate names here on WS, there is already a fair bit of variation (which is unfortunate) Stho002 (talk) 06:30, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
@Stho002: Be reassured, I fully understand the answer. It has indeed been normal before, in my experience here, to use the Family name as in Leptotes (Lycaenidae), and this is almost certainly sufficient because the nomenclature at that level in Lepidoptera has been very stable for almost a century. Accassidy (talk) 07:30, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
@Accassidy: Lycaenidae may be stable, but certainly not even all Lepidoptera (look, for example, at recent work on Gelechioidea), never mind all plants and animals, wherein family level assignment is often extremely unstable Stho002 (talk) 21:10, 28 November 2014 (UTC)