A further note on the scientific name of Bullocks’ Oriole




Chesser (2013) intended to introduce a justified emendation to Icterus bullockii under Article 32.5.1 of the Code (ICZN 1999), because the name honors both William Bullock, Sr., and William Bullock, Jr. However, the correction bullockorum is "incorrect" and therefore is an unjustified emendation (Article 33.2.3). Under the assumption that the name Bullock was latinized (cf. Article 31.1.1) to Bullockius (bullocki– + the nominative case ending –us) and therefore that the name bullockii comprises the stem bullocki– + the genitive case ending –i, the justified correction bullockiorum is required.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A further note on the scientific name of Bullocks’ Oriole
Series title Zootaxa
DOI 10.11646/zootaxa.3956.3.9
Volume 3956
Issue 3
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Magnolia Press
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 1 p.
First page 444
Last page 444
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