Value of 'naming'

Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Sat Jul 13 09:40:56 CDT 1996

I don't recall the details, but I seem to remember that the AOU had a set
of standardized common names for birds.  I am not proposing that we
attempt to standardize all names, but we do have a system that provides a
level of standardization - Quercus velutina is Quercus velutina no matter
who you are or where you are!

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