- Species Name Structure: Taxon Name (Taxon Level) Common name(s) 'Cultivar'. Example: Fothergilla gardenii (Species) Dwarf Fothergilla 'Appalachia'
I came up with this naming structure for the following reasons. Placing the scientific name first allows users to browse for a specific taxa alphabetically. This becomes impossible if taxonomic level or common names come first. I placed the taxonomic level in parenthesis after the scientific name to aid in learning and to help eliminate confusion when you are deep in a species taxonomy. Common names come last because they are subject to cultural and geographical scrutiny and sometimes the common name is the scientific name. In this case a common name is not referenced.
I am open to suggestions about the naming structure used for this guide so please leave comments if you wish it to be another way!
- Two ways to browse images: by category or view all sub-images. You may start out with the categories on the left and browse down to a specific taxonomic level or you may wish to view all images under a specific category.
If this is the case just click this image in the upper left corner and it will display all images from the selected taxonomic category as well as anything contained inside.
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The Worldwide Field Guide is a project of one woman and her camera. All photos here were taken by me and you can call me Lauren! I wish to provide a large database of high quality pictures you can browse to help identify and appreciate different species. Many reference sites and articles do not provide many pictures of a species and its life cycle changes and I hope this guide can fill in the gaps.
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