Thread subject: :: spelling latin names

Posted by ChrisR on 28-07-2012 12:07

Well, there are a few issues here. There are any number of ways to write the name but, technically speaking, you also need to specify the authority too. So...

* "Chrysolina (Colaphodes) haemoptera (Linnaeus, 1758)" is the full, well-formed name of the organism
* you can write this shorter as "Chrysolina haemoptera (Linnaeus, 1758)" but it is still well-formed
* the genus is Chrysolina
* the subgenus is Colaphodes
* the species is haemoptera