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Thu Mar 9 11:43:47 CST 2000

>It may not make sense that families should take a plural verb. Perhaps it is
somewhat arbitrary that taxa at family level and above should take a pl. verb,
while those below take a singular one.<

I think this division actually does make sense since Latin names of genera are
singular whereas family names are plural.

Stefan Koenemann
Old Dominion University
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Norfolk, VA 235299-0266
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