Language for taxonomic names, redux

Michael Everson everson at
Thu Mar 2 21:27:24 CET 2017

On 2 Mar 2017, at 19:49, Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14 at> wrote:

> Hmm. Since these are /names/ of /entire species/ (not individuals), I don't think it is appropriate to pluralise these names in any language.

Yet we do. I’m sure one could easily hear “I saw three Archaeopteryxes, four Tyrannosaurs (or four Tyrannosaurus rexes), and six Homo erectuses.


PS: The plural of euro is euros.

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