[Taxacom] Neoromicia nanus or Neoromicia nana?

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Mon Jan 13 13:27:27 CST 2014

On 1/13/14 11:11 AM, Stephen Thorpe wrote:
> This is perhaps a good example of why the Code requires simplification? Endless debate over Latin grammar doesn't really help biological understanding!
I figured you wouldn't be able to restrain yourself. This is precisely 
why I commented that we can use registration to solve the problem. Once 
a name is registered as a noun or adjective, the debate ENDS.

Robert's arguments, BTW, are sound, but the ICZN does indeed work 
differently from botany; if a name can be either a noun or an adjective 
(which is what is claimed for nanus), then it is noun by default under 
Art. 31.2.2.


Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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