Publishing taxa in Latin and in print: ave atque vale

Nhu Nguyen
Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:49:35 PDT
Actually, the revision of the Code does not exclude the use of Latin, but it
allows for English to be used as a substitute. Those who wishes to use Latin
still can. The Zoological code had abandoned Latin years ago.


On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:59 AM, David Nicholson <>wrote:

> For a supposed "dead language" Latin has an awful lot of advantages even if
> users of it are a little inconsistent. Maybe not as inconsistent as users
> of
> English. eg American-gray. English-grey. Much more chance of all of us
> knowing what is meant if Latin is used.

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