[Taxacom] Neoromicia nanus or Neoromicia nana?

Alex Borisenko aborisen at uoguelph.ca
Sun Jan 12 15:39:12 CST 2014

Thanks a lot to Doug, Gary and others for weighing in and for the helpful resources. 
It looks from all this evidence that we should keep using "Neoromicia nanus" and should retain the species epithet as unchangeable if the species changes genus yet again. 
Best wishes, 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Doug Yanega" <dyanega at ucr.edu> 
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu 
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2014 1:55:35 PM 
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Neoromicia nanus or Neoromicia nana? 

On 1/11/14 10:42 AM, Doug Yanega wrote: 
> On 1/11/14 7:15 AM, David Campbell wrote: 
>> As specific epithets are often repeatedly used, a compilation of them 
>> with grammatical remarks could be a useful resource. 
> A resource I have found useful, despite a very small number of cases (2 
> or 3) where I have found solid contrary evidence, is this one: 
> http://wwwuser.gwdg.de/~fwelter/changeable.htm 
I forgot to note that "nanus" is one of those 2 or 3 cases I found where 
the evidence indicates contrary to what is on this page; he treats it as 
adjectival, and I have yet to see evidence that it is. 


Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum 
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