Common names

John Grehan jrg13 at
Tue Jun 1 08:26:02 EDT 1999

At 07:51 AM 6/1/99 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi all.
>Please, is it possible not to use common names (or, at least, not only...)?
>We use (or we try to use) your language, and it's ok, but we'd like to avoid
>consulting a cross-reference table to interpret a species list.
>Paolo from Rome

It's not only non-English speakers that have a problem with
use of common names only. If one is not from or familiar with the area
referred to, the names are (or nearly so) meaningless.

John Grehan

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