SNH List of Gaelic Names

List of Scots Gaelic names for plants, animals and fungi. Compiled by Emily Edwards, Gaelic Communications Officer, from various sources.

List as received 15 July 2011

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ID number:
NHMSYS0020791186
Authority:
Scottish Natural Heritage
Version:
1
Last updated:
29 February 2012 
Glossary
Synonym:
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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