Evolutionary stages are treated as distinct, not considered species. Also, as many things in the actual games are disregarded here in an attempt to do realistic things, why not correct one of the things that is done the poorliest way in the games?
Also, it is kinda easy: Say, Vulpix is Vulpes polyurus
, Ninetales is V. nonaurus
, Zorua is V. aparentus
, and Zoroark is V. major
. Seeing the scientific name alone wouldn't give you a clue about which ones make a natural family, don't you? Well, say that now Vulpix is V. polyurus hexaurus
, Ninetales is V. polyurus nonaurus
, Zorua is V. aparentus minor
and Zoroark is V. aparentus major
. Far easier to get, right?
Oh, and, before going and making each family have just its own generic name to avoid confusion, remember that this allows us to establish close relatives, and that cats and dogs would get messy FAST.
Sullen Frog, I'd appreciate you could spell my username right if you are going to get serious and call me out for pointing out a mistake you keep feeding. Right now I am seeing more of a 2 versus 2 debate.
edited 17th Feb '11 2:47:14 PM by Eriorguez