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→‎Sheep?: yes, it's a general problem about biological nomenclature in WP
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::Quick, and somewhere in between right and wrong, would be to rename our page "[[Ovis]]" (currently a redirect) and then link it once more to the pages it was linked with before. See my ancient comment of 2007 on the article talk page -- I thought then, and I still think, that "Ovis" is a good name. That would still leave us free to adopt the right way that Anne describes and have a separate "species" article, and a separate "Ovis (genus)" article too, if we ever thought it necessary. [[Usor:Andrew Dalby|Andrew Dalby]] ([[Disputatio Usoris:Andrew Dalby|disputatio]]) 17:07, 13 Martii 2021 (UTC)
:::OK, so it's a new & specific manifestation of an old & general problem, in which scientific taxonomy has repurposed a classical Latin noun, perhaps leaving us with, as Andrew suggests, the need to distinguish in separate articles the ancient understanding (e.g., [[Ovis]], the common name, with no italics) from the modern one (e.g., ''[[Ovis (genus)|Ovis]],'' the genus, with its italics). And it involves not just plants & animals: classical ''[[fungus]]'' was any old mushroom, distinct from all the forms collected as [[fungi]], and ''[[virus]]'' was slime, poison, and a bitter taste, distinct from [[virus biologicum]]. [[Usor:IacobusAmor|IacobusAmor]] ([[Disputatio Usoris:IacobusAmor|disputatio]]) 17:36, 13 Martii 2021 (UTC)
::::Yes, exactly. We've seen this problem before, most recently I think with penguins, and I dare say we'll see it again. [[Usor:Amahoney|A. Mahoney]] ([[Disputatio Usoris:Amahoney|disputatio]]) 20:34, 13 Martii 2021 (UTC)
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