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Re: Pluralizing [Was Re: Bouncing Allosaurs]
At 13.16 09/01/01 -0500, you wrote:
>> Mike Taylor <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > P.S. For anyone else who didn't know, I have been told in private
>> > correspondence that the correct plural of "Allosaurus" is "Allosauri"
>> Um, since _Allosaurus_ is a taxonomic term, wouldn't its plural be
>> I could have sworn there was some rule that stated that the plural and
>> singular of generic and specific names was the same.
>You are correct.
Indeed, I am the guilty, I was only thinking about Latin declination, when
I replied to Mike, so I give him the plural according to Latin, but
forgetting "ICZN" rules. Apologies for any misunderstanding I may have caused.
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