Order Carnivora, and thoughts on taxonomy

By scrabulista, in 'General Latin Chat (English)', Mar 2, 2018.

  1. scrabulista Consul

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  2. scrabulista Consul

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    I suppose the topic is not of much interest.
    Kingdom - neuter (Animalia), except Plantae and Fungi.
    Phylum - neuter (Chordata); Subphylum - neuter (Vertebrata)
    Class - neuter (Mammalia), but also feminine (Aves)
    Order - neuter (Carnivora) or common ? (Primates)
    Family - feminine (-idae is the standard ending: Hominidae)
    Genus - varies (Homo)
    Species - varies (sapiens)
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  3. Etaoin Shrdlu Civis Illustris

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    I couldn't offhand think of any others apart from those three, shamefully, so I looked up the rather contentious subject of taxonomy, and discovered there were five at a pinch. which makes it rather hard to be dogmatic about gender tendencies. Also, without wishing to appear too kingdomist, monera and protista seem rather boring (though I'm sure they're very nice, and respect their lifestyles).
  4. scrabulista Consul

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    Ooops….only Animalia and Protozoa have family names ending in -idae; others are -aceae.
  5. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

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    Should Pan be in the same tribe as Homo? I've seen debates on these things.
  6. scrabulista Consul

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    Hmm....my sources don't use tribe at all.
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    itis.gov:

    Family: Hominidae
    Subfamily: Homininae
    Genus: Gorilla
    Genus: Homo
    Genus: Pan
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    ncbi.gov has the same classification
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    eol.org and catalogue of life go straight from family to genus
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