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Old 01-14-04, 05:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
Scotty Allen
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There's no "trick" to it, just familiarity. The advantage to learning and using the Latin names is that everyone will know exactly what species you are talking about. Common names have a way of changing from person to person, region to region etc. A good example is what we know as Ball Pythons here in North America are called Royal Pythons in Great Britain.
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