[Taxacom] "sp. nr." in name
Robert Louis Zuparko
rz at berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 17 17:39:08 CDT 2017
To my way of thinking, the difference between "Geolaelips sp. nr.
aculeifera" and "Geolaelips nr. aculeifera" is insignificant. Both refer to
the same idea. In neither case is this a binomial, so I'm not sure what
your colleague was referring to.
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On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 2:10 PM, Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu> wrote:
> On 10/17/17 1:44 PM, Norbert Holstein wrote:
>> "cf." -> confis = "compare with".
> Not exactly.
> Abbreviation of/cōnfer <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/confer#Latin>/,
> imperative of/cōnferō <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/confero#Latin>/,
> from/con- <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/con-#Latin>/(“together”)and/ferō
> <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fero#Latin>/(“(I) bring”).
> see also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cf. for application in biology,
> and also citing Bengtson.
> Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
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