[Taxacom] Mixed roots
dlahr at ib.usp.br
Sun May 19 17:35:50 CDT 2013
+1 for Curtis, it is ugly but it is allowed.
You could always point it out, the authors may correct it. I imagine most
people are just not well versed in the classic languages and would be happy
to have some help.
We generally seek out advice from a classicist before publishing a new
name. There are numerous reasons why this makes sense, perhaps the most
important is respecting the authority from an expert in an area I don't
On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 10:23 AM, Michael A. Ivie <mivie at montana.edu> wrote:
> 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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