Clements names

To: Colin Scouler <>
Subject: Clements names
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 09:55:16 +1100

Mea Culpa, I noticed that typo after the email went out. It will be interesting to see how long they remain independent. Guatemala has been casting covetous eyes on Belize for a long time and has been making claims on portions of Belize.

Carl Clifford
On 07/01/2008, at 9:04 AM, Colin Scouler wrote:


You mean "was a British colony". Belize became independent in 1981, though the Queen is still the head of state.

Colin Scouler.

On 06/01/2008, at 4:56 PM, Carl Clifford wrote:

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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