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RE: No, you are incorrect

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Posted by: Deinagkistrodon at Fri Feb 3 18:16:28 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Deinagkistrodon ]  
   

You're all incorrect when when you try to argue propriety out of common nomenclature. L. triangulum and L. getula are both lampropeltids, neither of these speceis are anything until you give them a name. Taxonomy allocates species in taxons based on similarity. We call animals like L. alterna, and L. pyromelana kingsnakes, yet they are as disimilar from L. getula as L. triangulum is. The fact of the matter is that none of these animals are male monarchs, or mammalian lactate. There is a reason we use a binomial system in the first place, and thats because vulgar terms dont acurately describe a specimens relation to other species. Bufonids, ranids, hylids, dendrobatids, and bombinatorids, are all members of the order Anura. They are all seperated at the family level, and no two should be compared more closely then any other. However in the world of vulgar nomenclature, ranids, hylids, and dendrobatids are called frogs. Bufonids and bombinatorids are called toads. Let me also remind everyone that we speak English, in other countries these animals might have distinct unrelated name assignments. My point is that "kingsanke" is in no way a definitive term, and arguing this kind of symantics in a taxonomy forum is just pointless.


   

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