What’s the preferred/simplest way to edit a scientific name when some aspect of the spelling is in need of changing?
So should we ‘Create a new taxon’ (for the revised name)
Then do a ‘taxon-swap’ 1-1? (to transfer all from old name to new)
Just seems rather convoluted.
Here’s my case -
But the spelling of the species epithet is wrong - misformed at origin, since it is an adjective. The alternative was published in revision catalog of Kury 2003 it should by Cosmetus pulcher and adopted subsequently.
Per "Incorrect originally applied gender declination. Species epithet is a Latin adjective of the 1st and 2nd declensions (pulcher, pulchra, pulchrum). Therefore, the nonexistent mock-masculine inflection “pulchrus” should be corrected to pulcher.