Q. I am writing an informative essay on the taxonomy of a species. Should the Latin be italic?

Common name: sugar glider
Scientific name: Petaurus briveceps


Thank you for your question about italicizing Latin terms. According to rule 4.21, Use of Italics, in the APA Publication Manual (6th ed.) you do italicize the Latin taxonomy.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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