I would go for option ‘c’ – c) Oxystermom [sic] (Oxystermom) [sic] festixum [sic] festixum [sic] - otherwise it looks like one ‘festixum’ is correct (and this does happen, where minor variant spellings exist and are correct e.g ‘Typhoeus typhaeus’)
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If I'm citing from a publication in which a nominal subgenus or nominal subspecies is spelled wrong, how do you suggest I proceed with the term "[sic]"? Only after the first error, only after the last error, or after each error?
a) Oxystermom [sic] (Oxystermom) festixum [sic] festixum
b) Oxystermom (Oxystermom) [sic] festixum festixum [sic]
c) Oxystermom [sic] (Oxystermom) [sic] festixum [sic] festixum [sic]
I have not encountered names in which both genus and species were spelled wrong, the above is just an example I made up. Option c) appears the best to me, but it looks kind of funny when both name and "[sic]" are repeated.
Thanks you in advance,