[Taxacom] Latin grammar-related question

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Wed Mar 25 09:19:06 CDT 2009

From: "Paul Kirk" <p.kirk at cabi.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:13 PM
> By tradition the nomenclature (and orthography of names of)
> dictyostelids falls under the remit of the ICBN [...]

Correction here is automatic and need not be published separately (but see
Rec. 50F, as pointed out by Thomas G. Lammers). The relevant article here 

23.5.  The specific epithet, when adjectival in form and not used as a noun,
agrees grammatically with the generic name; [...] Epithets not conforming to
this rule are to be corrected (see Art. 32.7). [...]

32.7.  Names or epithets published with an improper Latin termination but
otherwise in accordance with this Code are regarded as validly published;
they are to be changed to accord with Art. 16-19, 21, 23 and 24, without
change of the author citation or date of publication (see also Art. 60.11).

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