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The diadematus group of the orb-weaver genus Araneus north of Mexico
By H. W. Levi
Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 141(4): 131-179, 1971
Cite: 594640 with citation markup [cite:594640]

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example of alternative formatting of the same item...
[more in line with the practice of scientific citation]

I'll get the hang of it eventually. It seems like a pain to remember the abbreviation, but I guess once you're used to them they are handy? Honestly I like the more full information more. It's easier for everyone to understand... not just the scientific community.

spelled-out name of publication is fine
there is quite a variation in the details, but the rules that seem to be followed everywhere in reference lists are: [1] no title-style capitalization in the paper title ("A spider genus Loxosceles...", not "A Spider Genus Loxosceles..."); [2] initials rather than spelled-out first name (otherwise formatting/punctuation practices vary wildly); and [3] pages ("...: 5-71" or "xv+566 pp." for a book).
issue number is optional, so you could put it "141: 131-179" as well.

That's funny
Because I was just typing exactly what's on the front the Bulletin.

you mean, like, retyping the title and all???
btw, 'Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool.' is exactly how they refer to themselves in the footers

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link above and you'll see what I mean. I was just typing the title the way it is written on the front of the bulletin. Many times I just copy and paste it... which is where I got into trouble with the all caps. =] I'll keep this page bookmarked for a while until I can remember those three rules. Thanks.

i never type this stuff, life's too damn short...
googling out a perfectly formatted citation is much faster and more reliable, as it's usually guarantees that i won't misspell any sci. names unknown to the spellchecker; on those rare occasions where the capitalization is not to my liking, i mouse-drag the thing into MSWord and use the ChangeCase feature, then drag the title &c back to the submission form.
there is no need to memorize the rules: any list of refs at the end of a reasonably modern paper would serve you well as a template

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