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Postby Death-Skull » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:01 am

Hi Guys and Gals,

I battle with scientific names in some species and dont think I am alone in this matter so would it be possible to use both common and scientific name in posts?



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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:23 am

Thanks for posting this Death-Skull. I never have a clear idea what anyone is talking about :lol:, I know corn snake (elaphe guttuta), Leopard gecko (eublephar macularius), Brown house snake (lamprophis fuliginosis) and leopard tortoise (geochelone pardalis)...not a very long list!
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Postby froot » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:29 am

I'm keen. (Moved to suggestions btw (duh!))
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Postby Mongoose » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:38 am

Liam, you're a bit outdated there man.. ;-)

The Brown house snake is Lamprophis capensis

The Leopard tortoise is Stigmochelys pardalis

The corn snake name you have has also changed but I don't know what it is.
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:58 am

:lol: You see what I mean! :oops: :lol:
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Postby Mongoose » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:10 pm

You should hang out on the SARCA website.

Here is the link - www.saherps.net
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:19 pm

Thanks Mongoose, I will definetly check it out!
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Postby MV » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:19 pm

I think a list of indigenous and exotics common & scientific names would be nice...when ever someone sees that a certain species is not on the list, they can add it, or if a species name has changed, they can change it.
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Postby boing » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:26 pm

Bill Branch told me this week that the reticulated python is now Broghammerus reticulatus.
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Postby Bushviper » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:09 pm

Corn snake is Pantherophis guttatus and the Leopard gecko is Eublepharis macularis not (eublephar macularius). All four were incorrect.

The genus name is always a capital letter and the species is always a small letter.

Liam you will have to start all over again. Dont worry we will help you get it right.

If everyone could post both names it would be appreciated. That way we can all learn something.
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Postby froot » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:50 am

I think the scientific name should go together with the common name, that also removes any ambiguity sometimes encountered with common names. If you do not know the scientific name place a ? in brackets after the common name. This way someone else will glady jump in and fill the gap for you.
Eg. Mole snake (?)

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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:29 am

Thanks Bushviper, I tink that list is an excellent idea!
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Postby Long John Silver » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:26 pm

NO NO NO, Leos r gr8.

You're previous post should have looked like this:

Thanx Bushviper (?), I think that list is an excellent idea
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Postby ylangylang » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:35 pm

I think this is a very good idea, especially for people like me who know virtually no scientific names
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:41 pm

Long John Silver wrote:NO NO NO, Leos r gr8.

You're previous post should have looked like this:

Thanx Bushviper (?), I think that list is an excellent idea


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