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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Oct 23 12:19:31 PDT 2006

In message
<b5d3b8c70610230521h106dbf7bvec6330d668a84b53 at mail.gmail.com>, Charles
Roper <charles.roper at gmail.com> writes

>On 22/10/06, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
>> 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
>> me.
>I'm going to poll a few experts on this. I'll let you know when I get
>some feedback.

Good luck!

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

Hmm, a bit long, again.

>> >>         class   should this be "taxoclass" or "classis"?
>> >
>> >Or "txclass".
>> Or "taxonclass".

>> Is there any precedence?
>The hCard format seems to prefer word pairs separated with a hyphen, e.g.

That's worth taking into account; but I meant precedence in the
taxonomic community.

Andy Mabbett
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