Language for taxonomic names, redux

Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at
Thu Mar 2 20:45:00 CET 2017

On 02/03/17 22:02, John Cowan wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Kent Karlsson
>     'la-linnaei'?
> 'Linnaea', presumably, agreeing with 'lingua'
> understood.

I think the entity in question is more precisely 
denoted by the functional description '-taxon', 
than by the originator description '-linn*'.

Also, '-taxon' is more generalised, and so not a 
subject to minute distinctions, which might be 
of little practical use.

I understand there were some modifications to 
the initial principle afterwards, hardly 
attributable to Linnaeus -- pseudo-Latin? 
Linnaeus' system was binomial, but don't we have 
tri- and quadri-nomial (?) taxon names these days?


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