Whats in a name

To: "Denise Goodfellow" <>, "Dave Torr" <>
Subject: Whats in a name
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 07:25:46 +1000
"And what about Kolariwikwik for wading birds?"

This raises the issue of taxonomy. My Wik cousins knew of Sarus Cranes many deccades ago and even though they applied a different name for them to the general crane name, they were thoughtof as males and Brolgas as females. Two very different mollucs (to my western viewpoint) shared a name because they were collected, cooked and eaten in the same manner. Meanwhile a third species very closely related to one of the former had a different name as it was starvation food only.


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