Clements names

Subject: Clements names
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 16:56:34 +1100
Seeing as the official language in Belize is English* and is a British colony, I can not imagine why they would object to English language common names. They may object to them being imposed by the Americans though.


Carl Clifford
* CIA World Factbook

On 07/01/2008, at 1:55 PM, Andrew Taylor wrote:

On Sun, Jan 06, 2008 at 01:20:49PM +1100, Carl Clifford wrote:
Seeing as the Americans have claimed naming rights to the Neo- tropical species,

The AOU's South American Classification Committee seems to do a good
job to me, and I've heard more knowledgable people say the same. It has
representation from outside the US  - and a lot of neotropical work is
done from the US.  I doubt Spanish&Portugese speakers resent the AOU
choosing English common names either - maybe there is great antipathy
in Belize but I doubt it.


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