[Ads-l] Mojo in science. Latin continues to expand its vocabulary.

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Apr 1 00:06:56 UTC 2021

On 3/31/21 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Tue, 30 Mar 2021 18:48:02 +0000
> From:    "Baker, John"<JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM>
> Subject: Re: Mojo in science. Latin continues to expand its vocabulary.
> The article in which T. fujigmo was named can be found athttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/parasitology/article/abs/harvest-mites-akidani-of-japan-and-the-far-east-and-their-relationship-to-the-autumnalis-group-of-trombiculid-mites/1BB356CE9E2F05C5C7615E70E447D1DA.  The first sentence of the extract reads, “Trombicula tamiyai and T. fujigmo n.sp. are described and figured from Japan and northern Burma respectively; the holotypes are in the U.S. National Museum.”
> I’m not sure what is the meaning of “n.sp.,” which is not part of the italicized name in the original.  Note spelling?
> John Baker

I *think* it's simply "new spcecies" ...? "sp." in taxonomy is the 
abbreviation for species.

---Amy West

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