BIOTA
(living things)

Subtaxon Example images Rank Subtaxa
with images
No of
ID refs
Red Squirrel with Leprosy lesions - anterior view (Click to view)Thallus (Click to view)Galled branches (Click to view)
Domain 44 illustrated subtaxa 53 ident. refs
Female adult - dorsal view (Click to view)Thallus (Click to view)Cap - top view (Click to view)Flower head - close-up (Click to view)Fruitbody - side view (Click to view)Galled inflorescence (Click to view)Underside of upturned rock at low tide (Click to view)Cap - top view (Click to view)Seaweed piled up for collection with freshly deposited weed in the foreground (Click to view)
Domain 10,610 illustrated subtaxa 10,634 ident. refs
Microscopy (Click to view)
Domain 1 ident. refs
Superkingdom 1 illustrated subtaxa 1 ident. refs
galled catkin (Click to view)
Superkingdom 3 illustrated subtaxa 9 ident. refs
Thallus (Click to view)Thallus - in water (Click to view)Close-up (Click to view)Shoot tip with chalky covering removed (Click to view)Thallus (Click to view)Cap - top view (Click to view)Seaweed piled up for collection with freshly deposited weed in the foreground (Click to view)
Informal 4,859 illustrated subtaxa 21,808 ident. refs

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 15,228 general literature references relevant to BIOTA (living things)

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Pronunciation of Scientific names:

Scientific names are expressed in Latin. The individual words or parts of words may be derived from other languages, eg Greek, or the names of places or people, but the resulting words are always Latinised, so it's the pronunciation of Latin that is our concern.

There are four competing conventions for pronouncing Latin (as follows, each with the appropriate pronunciation of Julius Caesar):






Anglo-Latin JOO-lee-us SEE-ser
Classical Latin (or reconstructed ancient Roman) YOO-lee-us KYE-sahr
Church Latin YOO-lee-us CHAY-sahr
The northern continental European tradition YOO-lee-us T(SAY)-sahr



Anglo-Latin (Ommundsen) and northern continental European are the preferred conventions for Latin names. These differ from both Classical Latin, which will be familiar to those who learnt Latin at school, and Church Latin which will be recognised by those who sing in choirs.

Many people pronounce occasional scientific names in other ways, and local idiosyncracies often evolve among people who work together. Naturalists rarely worry about being "book correct", but these rules are useful to answer questions about which is "right".

Personally, what I hear and say seems stick fairly closely to Anglo-Latin, but I like to make an exception where the word is obviously two words joined together, when it can be helpful to emphasise the separate parts.
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