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Consider this list: "'''Blackbird'''", "'''poodle'''", "'''T Rex'''", "'''potato'''", "'''French Marigold'''", "'''Wisteria'''", "'''E. Coli'''", "'''HIV'''", "'''Rubella'''" and "'''human being'''".
 
Consider this list: "'''Blackbird'''", "'''poodle'''", "'''T Rex'''", "'''potato'''", "'''French Marigold'''", "'''Wisteria'''", "'''E. Coli'''", "'''HIV'''", "'''Rubella'''" and "'''human being'''".
  
"T Rex" is "''Tyrannosaurus rex''"; "E. Coli" is "''Escherichia coli''"; "HIV" is "''Human immunodeficiency virus''"; "Rubella " is "''Rubella virus''". All are the taxonomic (or scientific) names of unique species.
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"'''T Rex'''" is "''Tyrannosaurus rex''"; "'''E. Coli'''" is "''Escherichia coli''"; "'''HIV'''" is "''Human immunodeficiency virus''" and "'''Rubella'''" is "''Rubella virus''". All are the taxonomic (or scientific) names of unique species.
  
 
"'''''Wisteria'''''" is a taxonomic genus.
 
"'''''Wisteria'''''" is a taxonomic genus.

Revision as of 14:45, 23 September 2006

Species

People use the vernacular AND taxonomic names of species in everyday speech and writing - just read or watch any populist gardening magazine or television programme.

Consider this list: "Blackbird", "poodle", "T Rex", "potato", "French Marigold", "Wisteria", "E. Coli", "HIV", "Rubella" and "human being".

"T Rex" is "Tyrannosaurus rex"; "E. Coli" is "Escherichia coli"; "HIV" is "Human immunodeficiency virus" and "Rubella" is "Rubella virus". All are the taxonomic (or scientific) names of unique species.

"Wisteria" is a taxonomic genus.

"Blackbird"; "poodle"; "potato"; "French Marigold" and "human being" (arguments about Neanderthals not withstanding) are vernacular (or common) names, but still refer to individual species.

See also