[leps-talk] Re: A reply on common names

Ron Gatrelle gatrelle at tils-ttr.org
Mon Apr 1 19:52:00 EST 2002

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From: "James Kruse" <fnjjk1 at uaf.edu>
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Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 6:39 PM
Subject: [leps-talk] Re: A reply on common names

> It is still winter here, so....
> But Mike, a common name _is_ a "common" name, using the definition of
> common, which thus should be inclusive of regional variants. Wisdom? Tell
> me, who is wise enough to choose the 'only' correct name from this list:
> Mountain lion
> Cougar
> Painter
> Panther
> Catamount
> (there are probably more, but you get it)

It's the Florida Panther of course.   Hummm.  Bob, is that a subspecies
common name?   Like those Key Deer (an weak subspecies of the White Tailed)
the Florida Atala and Miami Blue?

Ron G (an in Getting-ready-to-watch-Indiana-beat-Maryland)


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