[Taxacom] Mixed roots

Weakley, Alan weakley at bio.unc.edu
Sun May 19 08:32:03 CDT 2013

I'm not sure about the Zoological Code, but for plants I think this falls into 5) "frowned on by purists, ideally to be avoided, but regularly done for the past 260 years and code-compliant"

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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Michael A. Ivie
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OK, is mixing a Latin and a Greek root in an animal genus name 1) OK and nothing to worry about, 2) ugly but permissible, 3) wrong but what you gonna do, or 4) horribly wrong and disallowed?  As an editor should I ignore it or not?  I am hopeless on this stuff.



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