A few months ago, GTO pointed out that Drosophila melanogaster should actually be called Sophophora melanogaster -- since the Drosophila genus is paraphyletic. Evolgen posts today that there is a group lobbying to keep Drosophila melanogaster called just that and it's been brought up, as Case 3407, to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.
What's in a Name?: Apr 23, 2008
Apr 24, 2008