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Posted by Ralf Sommerlad on April 06, 2003 at 17:27:07:

In Reply to: Re: posted by ColinS on April 06, 2003 at 07:28:45:

You are absolutely right, Colin, but these are the rules of nomenclature....

:Howdy.

:The official name is actually Crocodylus johnsoni. That's what was first proposed.
:However, it was a mistake, in that it should have been C johnstoni (based on the spelling of its name-sake). The way the zoological naming works, though, is that it is difficult to have it officially changed to johnstoni. I'm sure this change will happen, though.
:So, you will read both variations depending on the book you read, although C johnstoni is the more popular choice.
:Hope this helps explain it a tad.
:Colin





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