[Taxacom] a game of 2 letter generic names

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Mon Feb 13 22:14:05 CST 2012

thanks to all ... I possibly have them all now: http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:2_letter_genera
I have just left off Ty Bory de St. Vincent 1827, as it is some sort of Protozoa (not really Animalia), and
Qu Durkoop, as it appears to be an unavailable name
if there are any that I have missed, I'd be glad to learn of them ...

From: Kenneth Kinman <kennethkinman at webtv.net>
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu 
Sent: Tuesday, 14 February 2012 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] a game of 2 letter generic names

Hi again,
      Using a searching trick, I found another 5 such genera which end
in the letter a (I had never heard of any of these):
Ca (Lepidoptera)
Ja (Coleoptera)
Oa (Hymenoptera)
Ra (Osteichthyes)
Ua (Hymenoptera)
P.S.  The trick which seems to work at ION is to actually type in three
characters (two letters and then the space bar).
Hi Stephen, 
      Ia, as in Ia io (Chiroptera) 
      Ba, as in Ba humbugi (Mollusca) 
Stephen wrote: 
2 letter generic names pose some frustrating problems for searches.
For example, if you do an ION search, you get a big red error message
saying 'Query should be at least 2 characters long' !!! Eg. 
I currently know 3 such names in zoology, Aa, Do, and Ea (see details
here: http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:2_letter_genera) 
does anyone know of any others (in zoology)? 


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