An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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VERNACULAR NAME   The name of a taxon in any language other than the language of zoological nomenclature; the popular or COMMON NAME. See also: Eddie Hardy's website: "Hardy's Internet Guide to Marine Gastropods" which has an index of common names. see also: SCIENTIFIC NAME.

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