Priority Species List (2007)
This is a copy of the UK List of Priority Species (UKBAP species) as available at http://www.ukbap.org.uk/NewPriorityList.aspx. It lists the accepted scientific names for the 1149 taxa that have been identified as priorities for conservation action under
Original version as available via http://www.ukbap.org.uk/NewPriorityList.aspx.
This list contains 1,148 species
- ID number:
- Joint Nature Conservation Committee
- Last updated:
- 09 January 2009
- 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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