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The naming of wild animal species and their domestic derivatives

Gatedal, K; Clutton-Brock, J; Groves, Colin


Several systems have been devised for the naming of domestic animals but none has gained universal acceptance. Where Latin names of the Linnaean system are used, the majority of wild progenitor species and their domestic derivatives share the same name but in 19 cases there is a tradition of separate names for the wild and domestic forms. Many taxa first described and named by Linnaeus (Systema Naturae, 1758, 1766) and other authors were either based on domestic animals or encompassed both the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2003.10.006


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