Asked Dec 9, 2019

What do common names convey?

  1. Casual usage
  2. Accurate reflection of the organisms they signify
  3. The same thing across all languages
  4. Binomial Nomenclature
  5. The most accurate way to describe the animal

Expert Answer

Step 1

The common name is also known as the vernacular name of an organism. They are not unique. Usage of the common name is uncertainty can lead to confusion about the type of animal and its relationship with other animals.

Step 2

For example, "badgers" are short-legged omnivores. There are various animals around the world that are externally similar. North American badgers (Taxidea taxus), stink badgers (Mydaus javanen...

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