[Taxacom] Cross posting on use of sic

Adam Cotton adamcot at cscoms.com
Tue Dec 1 07:33:04 CST 2015

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Subject: [Taxacom] Cross posting on use of sic

>I thought this was an interesting question:
> "Hello all,
> When quoting the use of a species name with a misspelled subgeneric
> name, would you write the addition '(sic)' inside or outside the
> brackets surroundng the misspelled subgenus?
> Example: Canthon (Glahyrocanthon (sic)) vulcanoae or Canthon
> (Glahyrocanthon) (sic) vulcanoae ?
> Thanks in advance,
> Auke"

Yes, an interesting question. In this case I would say put the 'sic' inside 
so that it is obvious exactly what it is referring to. I would also always 
put the 'sic' in square brackets, since that format indicates 'sic' is the 
author's addition:

Canthon (Glahyrocanthon [sic]) vulcanoae


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