i always thought ssp was subspecies, and that it was reserved for actual described subspecies and not hobby color forms, morphs, phases, etcsp= species=> as in Brachypelma sp. => species is not known.
spp=>as in Brachypelma spp=>refers to more then one species. Like most of the Brachypelma spp come from Mexico.
subsp(subspp)=> Subspecies => as in Brachypelma smithi subsp "Dark"=> The species is B. smithi but it is a "Dark" form.
you know it could be my text book is really old, like 5 years now, so let me google it.i always thought ssp was subspecies, and that it was reserved for actual described subspecies and not hobby color forms, morphs, phases, etc
you italicize things when you want to highlight the fact it is different from what the person said, or to emulate stress in spoken word
And yes you are right. It should not be used like that. That was my mistake. Sorry.i was questioning the use of the example of a smithi dark form as a valid use of ssp. a better example would be something like "the Scolopendra subspinpipes ssp., S. subspinpes dehaani and S. subspinpies subspinpes, share common antennomere morphological traits, but can still be differentiated by terminal leg traits" or something to that effect.