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There actually is a rule, called the 'Principle of Priority', which states that the nomenclature of a taxonomic group is based upon priority of publication hence option 2 in your question is the correct approach. In the principle III (Principle of Priority) section of the link above it is stated that This principle states, in essence, that if a taxonomic ...


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Two reasonably close relatives of the most recent chimpanzee-human ancestor (CHA) are Sahelanthropus tchadensis and Orrorin tugenensis, but both are poorly attested. One better candidate is Ardipithecus ramidus, which has a fairly-complete skeleton ("Ardi") among other fossils. It's a bit young (4.4 Ma), perhaps, to be a CHA but should be a close relative. ...


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3. is right thing to do. You can mention in the introduction that "Campylobacter fetus, which was previously known as Vibrio fetus [Ref] ........." You should not use the old name anywhere again (also for the sake of consistency), once you have made it clear that the species was renamed, in the Introduction. I don't think there is any written convention ...



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