[Taxacom] More Latin grammar advice
jlandolt at shepherd.edu
Mon Apr 13 07:51:13 CDT 2009
A few weeks ago I posted a query about the proper Latin specific
epithet to accompany the neuter generic name, Dictyostyelium. Two
published species names in this genus are D. firmibasis and D.
myxobasis. Several persons have suggested that these should have
been named D. firmibase and D. myxobase in order to be grammatically
correct and I'd like to find additional support and advice on this so
that I can handle these names in a proper fashion.
I hope some of you will suffer my classical shortcomings once more
with a sympathetic response off list.
Thanks in advance.
Research Professor of Biology, Emeritus
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