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Scientific name

Discussion in 'Avicularia' started by KingBaboon83, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. KingBaboon83

    KingBaboon83 New Member

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    Not sure where I should post this question. But is there a site or list on this forum with scientific name translated to common name i under stand there's over 900 species and many have more than one multiple name. I would like to learn both names for each species
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    I know of no list. I've always had to look them up one at a time.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Most of the ones I've come across have been way out of date, so many scientific classifications have changed. Most hobbyists try to stick to the scientific names to avoid confusion as many common names refer to more than one T.
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    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member

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    Not this site, but the world spider catalog is the best place to look.
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    Common names don’t follow any established rules and therefore don’t mean much. Each common name potentially refers to multiple scientific names and multiple common names are used for each given scientific name. Although scientific names do change with pear-reviewed scientific papers, they actually describe distinct species. Stick with scientific names if you want to be sure of the actual species you are talking about. Common names can get confusing really quick because they don’t have an established meaning.
  6. KingBaboon83

    KingBaboon83 New Member

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    K thanks
  7. KingBaboon83

    KingBaboon83 New Member

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    Yeah makes since. Will have to learn
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    try tarantupedia.com too. Pretty good. some pics in there as well of mature males and females. As per other posts, scientific names are the best for reference.
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  9. KingBaboon83

    KingBaboon83 New Member

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    Thanks very cool site book marked it
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