[Taxacom] ICZN - gender of genus-group name ending in -oops

Fred Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Fri May 20 11:20:05 CDT 2016

On 5/20/2016 11:47 AM, Francisco Welter-Schultes wrote:

>  The real life experience is that most have not
> been made up in a way that they actually do partical recognition.
> If you look for alba in an important resource like
> http://www.faunaeur.org you only get alba and not albus and not album.
> Even if you look on the electronic file of Sherborn's Index Animalium,
> which in its printed version 100 years ago ignored the ending and listed
> alba and albus as if they did not differ in spelling, you will not find
> albus if you request alba.

* didn't Pat LaFollette's CURATOR data system of 1979 handle gender 
agreement of genus and epithet? Certainly this isn't very expensive: it 
would just require an hour and a half of coding, inserting the binary 
variable NOUN-IN-APP for the epithet, and then finding tables of the 
gender forms of latin & greek adjectives.

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