[Taxacom] Fw: Citing Authors for Animals

Adam Cotton adamcot at cscoms.com
Sat Oct 17 11:50:15 CDT 2015


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From: "Mary Barkworth" <Mary.Barkworth at usu.edu>
To: <Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2015 9:18 PM
Subject: [Taxacom] Citing Authors for Animals
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Also, do zoologists now have only one infraspecific rank, subspecies? If 
not, what does one do when one has a trinomial with no indication of what 
the lowest rank is supposed to be?
>
> Mary
>


Mary,

Yes, there is only one infraspecific rank recognised by the ICZN Code, the 
subspecies.

If you have a trinomial you should assume that it is "Genus species 
subspecies", unless the middle name is in () and has a capital first letter 
in which case it is "Genus (Subgenus) species".

Adam. 



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