Subsp. or ssp. ?
robinl at NAIT.AB.CA
Mon Jan 22 07:24:01 CST 1996
By sort of an international agreement, there are some abbreviations that
are used in both botany and zoology. They are these:
1. species (singular) = sp.
2. Species (plural) = spp.
3. subspecies (sing.) = ssp.
4. subspecies (pl.) = sspp.
On Sun, 21 Jan 1996, Martin Dube wrote:
> To those concerned by ICBN,
> Is there somebody able to give me good reasons to use ssp. as an
> abbreviation for subspecies when the Code (I have the 1983 version
> in hands) contains only examples with subsp. ?
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