European Topic Centre interpretation of the Habitat and Species Directive Annex 5

This is a list supplied by the European Topic Centre at the request of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. It expands the entries listed in the Habitat and Species Directive Annex 5 such that the scientific names of species included in the original c

The lists expand the entries in the original list which specified `all species` to include the actual names of species this would encompass.

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European Topic Centre for Nature Conservation
Last updated:
24 August 2010 
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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