British Bryological Society Checklist of British and Irish Bryophytes

This is a fully comprehensive checklist of British and Irish Bryophytes, including accepted names, common names, higher taxonomy and good coverage of synonyms. The list is largely based upon Blockeel & Long (1998) and includes Bryopsida (mosses; Musci), M

This is a snapshot of an actively maintained electronic list provided by the Biological Records Centre. Current nomenclature follows Blockeel, T.L. & Long, D.G. (1998). A check-list and census catalogue of British and Irish Bryophytes. British Bryological

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British Bryological Society
Last updated:
04 August 2005 
are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example two names for the same species. One basic principle of zoological nomenclature is that the earliest correctly published and available name (the senior synonym) takes precedence and must be used for the taxon, if no other restrictions interfere.
Common name:
A common name of an organism (also known as a vernacular name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer's name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a scientific name.
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