[Taxacom] Language tags for scientific names

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Sat Jun 28 11:34:06 CDT 2008


On 2008-06-28 09:07, Andy Mabbett wrote:

> [*] As a group, that is; there are individual exceptions, which are 
> valid in Latin, or English, or other languages, or which have arguably 
> become retrospectively added to a language, such as the many garden 
> plants (like "Acer palmatum") lacking vernacular names, and so commonly 
> referred to by their scientific names, in everyday English, by people 
> who wouldn't recognise them as biological taxa.

Perhaps a canonical example is dinosaur genera.

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