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Ratty’s Real Name – Arvicola amphibius/terrestris

I put this talk together for a meeting just in case I needed to elaborate on a point in one of my reports. I never used it but post it here for the record.

The slides are pretty self explanatory. The rules of nomenclature applied by some studious nomenclaturists lead to a change in the official name of a protected rodent. A name that has been stable for years. Who does this name change help? What purpose does it serve outside of playing the nomenclatural game?

Your comments are most welcome -especially if you are rodent specialist.

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