A Coded List of Freshwater Algae of the British Isles

This checklist contains the accepted scientific names, thorough synonymy and a taxonomic hierarchy for freshwater and terrestrial algae that are found in the British Isles. It is our recommended list for terrestrial and freshwater algae. The list is ba

This is an amended version of the 2nd Edition Excel spreadsheet web download (dated March 2003)

This list contains 5,279 species

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Last updated:
31 May 2007 
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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