Language for taxonomic names, redux

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Mar 2 23:59:48 CET 2017

On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 4:45 PM, Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14 at>

I think the tag ('la-linnaei', or whatever Michael settles on) should be
> applicable to all species *and* species group names, at various levels.
> Like "Eukaryota", "Plantae", "Orthomyxoviridae" (yes, a group of viruses),
> "Cantharellales", etc. Not just the bi/tri/...-nomial names (like
> "Saccharomyces cerevisiae" or "Fusarium graminearum deltaflexivirus 1").

I agree.

John Cowan        cowan at
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