Thank you both for confirming my thoughts.


On Monday, 9 May 2016, 12:18, Max Barclay <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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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From: Scarab Beetle Taxonomy Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Auke Hielkema
Sent: 07 May 2016 21:35
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Subject: Use of 'sic'
Hi All,
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,