Language for taxonomic names, redux

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Mar 2 21:18:29 CET 2017

On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 2:49 PM, Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14 at>

So, "We found remains of three [individuals of [the species]]
> /Homo erectus/", NOT "We found remains of three /homines erecti/".

Speaking of assimilation into the vernacular, I'm told there is a gay bar
in Brussels called "Homo Erectus".

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