[uf-discuss] Size considerations and other property-names for "species"

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sun Oct 22 11:56:01 PDT 2006

In message
<b5d3b8c70610221016v6bd4140bq3a6ce7c1f62f901c at mail.gmail.com>, Charles
Roper <charles.roper at gmail.com> writes

>>         bin     (binominal)
>Binominal or binomial? A discussion on the subject here:

I'm ambivalent; but another taxonomist advised me, in e-mail, to avoid
"binomial", as that is also used in mathematics. That seemed sensible to

>>         cname   (common name; "common" used, instead)
>"Common" seems like a very common term. How about "vernacular"

I'd be happy with either.

>>         vgroup  (vernacular group)
>Not sure about vgroup though.


>> Other outstanding naming issues are:
>>         class   should this be "taxoclass" or "classis"?
>Or what about "txclass".

Or "taxonclass".

Is there any precedence?

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