Scientific names can be as confused as common name. I was recently
abstracting an article from BirdingASIA and came across the name
Janthocincla maxima (Giant Laughingthrush) in an article. The name did
not ring a bell, so I did a bit of research on the internet and found
in the Index of Organism names site, that the spelling should be
Ianthocincla maxima, though Janthocincla appears regularly in web
sites and even Lanthocincla appears on a few, all referring to the
Giant Laughingthrush!! Old Lexy Pope sure was right when he wrote "to
err is Human".
On 20/11/2009, at 7:45 AM, Denise Goodfellow wrote:
There are already names common to each species - scientific names. And
generally, not are they only descriptive but often poetic!
on 20/11/09 5:58 AM, Greg & Val Clancy at wrote:
Why not use 'Barri-enna'? Because it is the Sydney area name for
are many other suitable indigenous names such as Djanna (help me
Goodfellow did I get it right?).
A nice thought to use an indigenous name but it may be a Pandora's