Taxon swap aaaaaa 48px Taxonomic Swap 61458 (Committed on 2019-08-21)

ASM Mammal Diversity Database (MDD) (Citation)
bobby23 on 2019-08-21 | bobby23 on 2019-08-21
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Original and correct spelling with 2 i. I suggest to double-check these kind of changes before adopting the spelling of the ASM database, which is pretty poor in this respect.

www.departments.bucknell.edu/biology/resources/msw3/browse.asp?s=y&id=14000885
https://archive.org/details/thierreicheinge00cuvia/page/508

Posted by jakob 29 days ago (Flag)
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@nateupham intentionally and chose ruepelli over ruepellii, though provides no explanation as to why he made this amendment (https://mammaldiversity.org/species-account.php?genus=vulpes&species=rueppelli). However, I have seen both V. ruepelli and V. ruepellii used in literature. While Cuvier may have adopted V. ruepellii (with two 'i's) in his initial description, I have seen names amended for other animal species to "match" the intended display (e.g. Vulpes ruepellii is named in honor of Eduard Rüppell. Adopting an epithet with two 'i' implies the name is Eduard Rüppelli).

Posted by bobby23 29 days ago (Flag)
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Nope - names in honour of persons were often latinized during that time (ie Rüppell to Rüppellius), and then the genetive formed, which leads to the double ii. This is the original spelling, and there is no reason to change it.

PS: the describer is Schinz in Cuvier's series.

Posted by jakob 29 days ago (Flag)
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I was mistaken then. My apologies. I will amend the naming issue, though I would like to know why Nate preferred one 'i' in the epithet over the two. Hopefully he will respond.

Posted by bobby23 29 days ago (Flag)
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May I have your opinion on this Framework note, @jakob? (https://www.inaturalist.org/taxon_framework_relationships/105813)

Posted by bobby23 29 days ago (Flag)
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Fine with me except that I don't consider Nate's feed-back necessary in this case. Please change to "rueppelli/i" (with 2 p) in your explanation.

Posted by jakob 29 days ago (Flag)
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I think we were following this Mammalian Species account: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316143906_Vulpes_rueppelli

But because I see the point you all are making, and changed it back to -ii and added a note of correction to the ASM species page: https://mammaldiversity.org/species-account.php?genus=vulpes&species=rueppellii

Hope this clarifies things. Likely there are other errors along these lines that we can look for.

Posted by nateupham 28 days ago (Flag)
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One question: why is it Ruppelii with only one 'l' in the original description? (https://archive.org/details/thierreicheinge00cuvia/page/508)

Posted by nateupham 28 days ago (Flag)
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That's a misspelling of Rüppell's name, which was subsequently corrected.

Posted by jakob 28 days ago (Flag)

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