Subsp. or ssp. ?
robinl at NAIT.AB.CA
Mon Jan 22 09:18:56 CST 1996
This is getting out of hand. The abbreviations I listed are
internationally understood. When I supplied them to the initial
question, I was not suggesting that they be used in lieu of official
terminology, if there is such, in publications.
On Mon, 22 Jan 1996, Vid Strpic wrote:
> At 16:38 22.01.96, Robin Leech wrote:
> >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.
> Interesting. I was informed that, according to ICBN, one _must_ not write
> ssp. as abbreviation in a taxonomic (or syntaxonomic) paper, in which case
> the name becomes invalid.
> Any ICBN gurus somewhere 'round ?
> Vid Strpic, Ivanicgradska 48, 10000 Zagreb IRC: Martin
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