Thread subject: :: spelling latin names

Posted by atylotus on 29-04-2011 22:12

if the name of the author is withouth the brackets, the species is described with the genusname as given here. If the author is between brackets than the species is described under another genus-name. For instance Musca domestica L. 1758 is described by Linnaeus as Musca domestica, but Musca lucidula (Loew, 1856) is described by Loew not as a Musca but as Cyrtoneura lucidula Loew. Later on, the species name lucidula is transfered to genus Musca and brackets are introduced.