[Taxacom] Taxon suffix

alan seegert zemmo at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 4 06:04:29 CST 2015


Is there a generally accepted set of rules used to determine the ending of various taxa? The -id suffix, for example, as in canid, arachnid, et al. How about Coleopterid vs Coleopteran. Odonate? Any help or link appreciated. I have been told that -id is a Family ending, at least in entomology, but that doesn't seem to hold up.


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