Scottish Biodiversity List
The Scottish Biodiversity List, is a list of species and habitats considered to be of principal importance for the purpose of Biodiversity Conservation in Scotland. The production of the Scottish Biodiversity List is required by Section 2(4) of the Natur
This is a copy of the original species listing as provided to Charles Hussey
This list contains 1,902 species
- ID number:
- Scottish Executive
- Last updated:
- 06 December 2011
- 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.
If you are having problems with this checklist please let us know by email
Natural History Museum
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5000