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Justification for a Standardised Zoological Nomenclature: The Fascinating World of Animal Common Names

@inproceedings{Attuquayefio2010JustificationFA,
  title={Justification for a Standardised Zoological Nomenclature: The Fascinating World of Animal Common Names},
  author={Dk Attuquayefio},
  year={2010}
}
Historically, animals had been referred to by common or vernacular names, which varied from country to country, and even among different regions within the same country. Such vernacular names often provided no clues as to the animal under reference, with some animals sometimes being named using descriptors which are common names of other animals because of some resemblance in appearance or behaviour rather than any known taxonomic relationship. In other cases, vernacular names of two… Expand