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Old 08-08-2006, 07:20 AM   #36
agdavis
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Originally Posted by Daniel*Swords



P.S. Btw. the species name is not capitalised - only family name is.
Actually, not to rant but just to clarify, the 'species name' refers to both the genus and the specific epithet, most commonly incorrectly refered to as the 'species name'. A species name is comprised of two parts -the genus (the first part) and the specific epithet (the second part). I do not mean to rant but people throw around scientific verbage constantly and i just wanted to let people know of this distinction - even people who are well trained in the biological sciences misuse these terms.

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