code of nomenclature question

Ron at Ron at
Wed Jul 27 02:04:19 CDT 2005

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Gatrelle" <gatrelle at TILS-TTR.ORG>
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 1:53 AM
Subject: Re: code of nomenclature question

> I wrote:
> "..., but it would probably be best to say "the (Subgenus) elegans group
> Caenorhabditis...."  The parenthesis are necessary to show it is a
> subgenus."
> I forgot you said you didn't want to use subgeneric names.  Then just
> it like this.  "The (elegans) group of Caenorhabditis..."  This is per
> Article 6 on aggregates of species names.
> Ron Gatrelle


I suppose if someone wanted to be real ICZN Code pickey they would want you
to phrase it:  "The Caenorhabditis (elegans) group..." or:  " The
Caenorhabditis (elegans) xxxxx group..."   The xxxxxx would be the
nominotypical species epithet.  Ask your editor how they would want it.  It
they don't know....


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