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Re: OK you have rabbits!

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: OK you have rabbits!
  • From: "Albert F. Limberg" <campconn@pacbell.net>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 21:53:42 -0600 (MDT)

Ian E. Efford wrote:
> The elk in North America is the red deer in England
> The moose in Morth America is the elk in England
> Now, if we try to discuss the biology of these animals without knowing
> that we are using different common names, we are in a real mess.
> Ian, who will try to say less in the future!

Modern taxonomy began with John Ray in England and continued into the
seventeenth century through Karl Von Linne' (aka Linnaeus) of Sweden. 
Linnaeus gave what we know today as a system of binomial nomenclature .
. . the Genus & species system.  While IT isn't perfect . . . it is
pretty reliable.  And when we do start splitting hares we should revert
to Linnaeus' system.

That's where this whole "harey" discussion broke down.

So let's not get into a discussion of deer, moose and elk . . . even if
they do eat iris.

Al Limberg
Concord, CA

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