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Re: Yay! Cladobabble! :-)



Quoting David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>:

> When you can't tell what a genus is, you might just as well italicize all
> taxon names. They look more official this way, more distinguishable in a
> text (capital letters aren't enough; as an extreme example, in German all
> nouns are capitalized). So... why not? :-)

Sure you can tell what a genus is.  It's the named clade immediately 
dominating one or more species.

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan