[Taxacom] Family names are plural. Period
m.j.dallwitz at netspeed.com.au
Thu Feb 21 06:08:56 CST 2008
> The funny cartoon Jim Croft referred to could have made a nice
> conclusion if what it makes fun of were the main subject or problem
> in this/these thread/s.
It _is_ the main problem! Expert opinion is quite clear that collective
nouns can be either singular or plural in construction - see, for example,
the links I gave in an earlier posting. Obviously the same reasoning can be
applied to taxonomic names, whether or not they are strictly collective
nouns. But 95% of the contributors to the discussion (Martin's figure) know
that the experts are wrong.
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