Subspecies and species names using Group B adjectives, part 3

Epithets of species or subspecies can be formed from simple or compound Latin or Neolatin adjectives [Rule 12c (1), Rule 13b]. Group B adjectives are declined according to the third declension and either end in -is (masculine), -is (feminine), -e (neuter) or in -er (masculine), -ris (feminine), -re (neuter) or are the same for all genders. One part of the species and subspecies names found in LPSN and derived in that manner are shown here, arranged according to the stem of the adjective. Compound adjectives are grouped according to the last part (the one that is modified according to the gender) as far as possible. See also the LPSN introductory page on forming names.

In the case of a new combination these epithets must not be adapted to the gender of the genus name.

Calorimonas adulescens

Probable suffix: -escens/-escens/-escens; indicates process of becoming, hence not fully achieved resemblance, often expressed in English by the termination "-ish"; verb base, usually itself with a noun or adjectival base [Stearn 1973].

Acetobacter fallaxAnabaena fallax"Bacillus fallax"Clostridium fallaxDolichospermum fallaxLeptolyngbya fallaxLeuconostoc fallaxLyngbya fallaxMycobacterium fallaxMycolicibacterium fallaxPyxicoccus fallaxPyxidicoccus fallax corrig.

Probable suffix: -ax/-ax/-ax; uncommon ending with sense of "inclining to and apt to"; verb base [Stearn 1973].

Frankia inefficax"Pseudofrankia inefficax"Pseudomonas inefficax

Probable suffix: -ax/-ax/-ax; uncommon ending with sense of "inclining to and apt to"; verb base [Stearn 1973].

Prevotella micans

Probable suffix: -icans/-icans/-icans; indicates process of becoming or resemblance sometimes so close as to be almost identical; participal suffix with verb base from noun base [Stearn 1973].

Carboxydothermus pertinax

Probable suffix: -ax/-ax/-ax; uncommon ending with sense of "inclining to and apt to"; verb base [Stearn 1973].

Chryseobacterium tenaxEpilithonimonas tenaxRubripirellula tenaxTerriglobus tenaxThermoproteus tenax

Probable suffix: -ax/-ax/-ax; uncommon ending with sense of "inclining to and apt to"; verb base [Stearn 1973].

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