[Taxacom] Terminology of trinomials
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sun Dec 30 16:32:02 CST 2007
I am continuing to work on the specification of the "species"
AIUI, the name:
Homo sapiens idaltu
is a trinomial (aka trinominal ?), consisting, in order, of a genus,
specific name (or "specific epithet") and sub-specific name (or
However, the archaic taxonomic name for a Little Ringed Plover  was:
Charadrius dubius curonicus
Is this also a "trinomial", or does that form have a different name? If
not, how are the two types of name distinguished?
Apart from the Genus, Charadrius, what are the other components called?
 Used, for example, in British Birds, 39:2 (pages 57–8), in
February 1946; see reproduction here:
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