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Re: Enantiophoenix

Enantiophoenix electrophyla

I see two nomenclatural problems.

One is that *E.* is meant to be an amber friend, not a transgendered amber stem. I think this mistake narrowly escapes the wrath of ICZN Article 32.5 http://www.iczn.org/iczn/includes/page.jsp?article=32&nfv=#5 -- I say "mistake" and not "misspelling" because iota and ypsilon were not pronounced the same way in Classical Greek, though Art. 32.5 doesn't seem to see it that way.

The other is that I can't tell http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3D%23112003 if Greek _phoinix_ ever was considered feminine when meaning the mythical bird (as opposed to, say, the date palm). If not, it's masculine, and Art. 31.2 http://www.iczn.org/iczn/includes/page.jsp?article=31&nfv=#2 might strike.