Priority Species List (1998)

This is a copy of Priority Species List as published in 'UK Biodiversity Group Tranche 2 Action Plans (1998) - Volume 1: Vertebrates and Vascular plants. It lists the accepted scientific names for vertebrate and vascular plant species that fall into the s

Includes changes made during the production of the action plans - species list based on the 'Index to the Steering Group Report and Tranche 2 Action Plans. Also updated to include the common names.

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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.
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