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Re: taxonomic horrors
Colin McHenry wrote:
I had thought that the species name remains constant, irrespective of the
gender of the genus.
For animal taxa, the species must conform to the gender of the genus. For
example: _Megaleia rufa_ / _Macropus rufus _ - the red kangaroo (a creature
I'm sure you're familiar with. :-) )
An example of a dinosaur taxon in which the species gender was changed is
_Tornieria africana_ (originally_Gigantosaurus africanus_).
Bacterial names follow these same rules, e.g., _Terasakiella pusilla_
(originally _Oceanospirillum pusillum_).
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