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Re: Ameca splendens

At 03:48 AM 12/21/01 -0500, tsuh yang chen wrote:
>btw, a species name should never be capitalized (i.e., Ameca splendens, not
>Ameca Splendens).

This is actually quite a controversial point among scientific 
editors.   About 60% follow the rule above, about 40% don't.  Most of this 
minority are outside the US and UK.  But both are viewed as correct in most 
circles, with the specific name preferred uncapitalized.  PAM chose to go 
with the majority.   So does CK.

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