"The Code" for gilletii

Cris Guppy or Aud Fischer cguppy at quesnelbc.com
Sat Oct 28 21:42:41 EDT 2000

Based on the "Code", for Gillett's Checkerspot, "Gillett" was apparently latinized to "Gillettius", then changed to gillettii to form the species-group name according to the rules of Latin grammar (31.1.1). That spelling is then preserved (31.1.3).

31.1 Species-group names formed from personal names. A species-group name formed from a personal name may be either a noun in the genitive case, or a noun in apposition (in the nominative case), or an adjective or participle [Art. 11.0.1].
31.1.1 A species-group name, if a noun in the genitive case formed from a personal name that is Latin, or from a modern personal name that is or has been latinized, is to be formed in accordance with the rules of Latin grammar.
Examples. Margaret, if latinized to Margarita or Margaretha, gives the genitves margaritae or margarethae; similarly Nicolaus Poda, even though the name of a man, if accepted as a Latin name, gives podae; Victor and Hercules, if accepted as Latin names, give victoris and herculis,; the name of Plinius, a Roman, even though anglicized to Pliny, gives plinii; Fabricius and Sartorius, if treated as Latin names, give fabricii and sartorii, but if treated as modern names give fabriciusi and sartoriusi; Cuvier, if latinized to Cuvierius, gives cuvierii.
31.1.2 A species-group name, if a noun in the genitive case (see Article formed directly from a modern personal name, is to be formed by adding to the stem of that name -i if the personal name is that of a man, -orum if of mena or of man (men) and woman (women) together, -ae if of a woman, and -arum if of women; the stem of such a name is determined by the action of the original author when forming the genitive.
Example. Under this provision, the species-group names podai from Poda, victori from Victor, and cuvieri from Cuvier are admissable. The names puckridgei and puckridgi may be formed from Puckridge.
31.1.3 The original spelling of a name formed under Articles 31.1.1 and 31.1.2 is to be preserved [Art. 32.2] unless it is incorrect [Arts. 32.3, 32.4] (for treatment of incorrect subsequent spellings of such species-group names see Articles 33.3 and 33.4).
Example. The species-group names cuvierii and cuvieri are admissable under Arts. 31.1.1 and 31.1.2 respectively, and, if available are preserved as distinct and correct original spellings. (For homonymy between such names when combined with the same generic name, see Article 58.14).
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