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A question for zoonomenclaturists
I got a question about zoological nomenclature. If anyone could help me
out, that would be very nice !
Here is the jest:
1/ A new genus and its new type species were published a few months ago.
2/ The type and only species was expressly formed from a Latin verb in
the infinitive form, to which was added the masculine/neuter genitive
This name is not only incorrect in Latin, but it also regarding the
Code. Article 11.9.1 of the Code requires indeed that “a Latin or
latinized word [it] *MUST* be, or be treated as, 188.8.131.52. an adjective
or participle in the nominative singular […], or 184.108.40.206. a noun in the
nominative singular standing in apposition to the generic name […], or
220.127.116.11. a noun in the genitive case […], or 18.104.22.168. an adjective
used as a substantive in the genitive case and derived from the specific
name of an organism with which the animal in question is associated” to
be considered as available.
According to this article, the species is therefore not available.
3/ Now, even if its description follows the requirements of the ICZN, is
the genus name available ?
There are rules regarding the designation of a type species from the
originally included ones or from the first to have been included in the
genus (if the genus was erected all alone)... but I don't know what to
do in this particular case.
What do you think about it ?
"As a Professor of Science, I assure you we did in fact evolve from
filthy monkey men." Hubert J. Farnworth.