[Taxacom] Collecttive name for binomial + trinomial

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed May 19 10:52:06 CDT 2010

That's also helpful; thanks.

The reason that I ask is that I'm considering improvements to the draft
"Species" microformat:


On Wed, May 19, 2010 09:34, David Remsen (GBIF) wrote:

> An updated version of David Hawksworth, Terms of Bionomenclature,
> which we are in the process of publishing,  contains entries for
> "Polynomial", "Polynominal", and "Multinominal" which might also be
> relevant
> I'll post links to the PDF and web versions of the glossary when the
> final edits are in place.

> On May 18, 2010, at 6:05 PM, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> Excellent; thank you.
>> On Tue, May 18, 2010 15:22, Gary Rosenberg wrote:
>>> Combination. Defined in the ICZN Code as "The association of a
>>> generic
>>> name and a specific name to form the name of a species; or of a
>>> generic
>>> name with a specific name and a subspecific name to form the name
>>> of a subspecies."
>>> Gary Rosenberg
>>> Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
>>>>>> "Andy Mabbett" <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> 5/18/2010 10:14 AM >>>
>>> Is there a word which is a collective name for "binomial" +
>>> "trinomial".
>>> All my dictionary & web searches for such a word have proved
>>> fruitless :-(

Andy Mabbett

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