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Posted by Travis on June 24, 2002 at 00:35:22:

In Reply to: excuse me while... posted by EJ on June 23, 2002 at 00:21:20:

Therein lies the beauty of standardized common names, the taxonomy may change but the name stays the same.
As for other languages, and other countries, a similar compilation for Mexico (see citation below) has been available since 1994, and other lists are currently in preparation. As new standardized names lists become available, it is in the best interest of us all to use them. The greatest benefit to the widespread use of these names will not be within the herpetological community, but rather outside of it.

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Liner, E. 1994. Scientific and Common Names for the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico in Spanish and English. SSAR Herpetological Circular 23. 113 pp.



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