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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:
These are the people to contact to find a rehab/rescue
organization in your area(Florida).
An interesting site by Marianne Cowley. It's all about Florida
University of Florida wildlife extension
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This is a link to a site that can help you locate
your local wildlife rehabilitation center.
A wild gator in the pond..
|Releasing a North American
Turtles on the pond.
A specimen designated from the type series that is the opposite sex of the holotype.
A name that is correctly proposed according to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. An available name is not necessarily
the valid name.
Any rank within the classification hierarchy, e.g., family, subfamily, subspecies.
Change of rank
When a name is moved from one level of the classification system to another, e.g., when De Lotto (1955) moved Ceroplastes destructor
brevicauda from the subspecies to the species rank C. brevicauda this was a change of rank.
A system of nested hierarchical categories used to efficiently store information about the diversity of life.
To place a taxon in a classification system.
A term no longer recognized in the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature; synonymous with syntypes.
diurnal animal (dī-ŭr'nəl) is an animal that is active during the daytime and sleeps during the night. Animals that are not diurnal are either
nocturnal (active at night) or crepuscular (active primarily during twilight). Many animal species are diurnal, including many mammals and
birds. The diurnal pattern is controlled by the circadian rhythm of the animal. Some mainly nocturnal or crepuscular animals have been
domesticated as pets and have changed into diurnal animals to coincide with the cycle of human life. Examples are pet dogs and cats,
which are derived from the wolf and the wild cat. However these animals may revert to their original behaviour when they are born feral.
Emendation An intentional change to a previously proposed name, e.g., Lindinger proposed the emendation Hemiberlesea for the
armored scale Hemiberlesia indicating that it was originally improperly formed.
A specimen that serves as the standard bearer of a species or subspecies name.
One of two or more scientific names that are identical but pertain to different organisms, e.g., Eriococcus mancus Ferris, 1955 and
Eriococcus mancus (Maskell, 1897); Onceropyga Ferris, 1955 and Onceropyga Turner, 1904.
A name of uncertain identity.
If there are only two homonyms, the junior homonym is the most recently described homonym; if there are more than two homonyms, the
junior homonyms are all but the oldest described homonym which is the senior homonym, e.g., Eriococcus mancus Ferris, 1955 is the
junior homonym and Eriococcus mancus (Maskell, 1897) is the senior homonym.
If there are only two synonyms, the most recently described one is the junior synonym; if there are more than two synonyms, the junior
synonyms are all but the oldest described one which is the senior synonym, e.g., Apiomorpha nux Fuller, 1896 is the junior synonym and
A. pharetrata Scharder, 1863 is the senior synonym.
An emendation that is correct according to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, e.g., the name susani is proposed as a
patronym for a woman named Susan; according to the Code the name must be changed to susanae and is a justified emendation.
A specimen chosen as the standard bearer of a species or subspecies and selected from the syntype series.
A citation of a name in the literature that used the incorrect name because the specimens were improperly determined.
A citation of a name in the literature that is incorrectly spelled.
Wildlife that is originally from this area.
A specimen chosen as the standard bearer of a species or subspecies name for which none of the original type specimens exist.
When a species is transferred to a different genus for the first time.
A name that does not fulfill the criteria set by the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature as a legally described scientific name
and therefore cannot be used unless it is subsequently proposed correctly.
omnivore (from Latin: omne all, everything; vorare to devour) is a species of animal who are "... generalized feeders, with neither
carnivore nor herbivore specializations for acquiring or processing food, and who are capable of consuming and do consume both
animal protein and vegetation."
All of the specimens in the syntype series of a species or subspecies other than the lectotype.
All of the specimens in the type series of a species or subspecies other than the holotype.
A name that is assigned to replace a name that is a junior homonym, e.g., Onceropyga Turner, 1904 is the valid name and Onceropyga
Ferris, 1955 is the junior homonym and must be replaced; Hoy (1963) proposed the replacement name Oregmopyga.
The oldest described homonym, e.g., Onceropyga Turner, 1904 is the senior homonym and Onceropyga Ferris, 1955 is the junior
The oldest synonym, e.g., Apiomorpha pharetrata Scharder, 1863 is the senior synonym and A. nux Fuller, 1896 is the junior synonym.
One of two or more scientific names that are spelled differently but refer to the same organism, e.g., Apiomorpha nux Fuller, 1896 and A.
pharetrata Scharder, 1863 are names used for the same species of eriococcid and are synonyms.
A section of a systematic presentation about an organism that lists all of the names that have been used for the organism including
synonyms, new combinations, misidentifications, etc. In some cases this section may include only true synonyms.
The series of specimens used to describe a species or subspecies when the author did not include a holotype.
The field of science dealing with the diversity of life and the relationships of life's component organisms.
One or more organisms that belong to the same taxonomic unit.
The field of science that classifies life.
One or more specimens collected at the same location as the type series regardless of whether they are part of the type series.
A term used to describe the nomenclatural importance of various kinds of specimens.
The geographic location where the primary type was collected.
A species that has been selected as the standard bearer of a genus or subgenus.
A genus that has been selected as the standard bearer of a tribe, family, or superfamily and provides the stem of the family-group name.
A name that is incorrectly proposed according to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.
An emendation that is incorrect according to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, e.g., the generic name Hemiberlesea
Lindinger is an incorrect change of Hemiberlesia Cockerell according to the Code and is an unjustified emendation.
The correct name of an organism, e.g., if Apiomorpha nux Fuller, 1896 and A. pharetrata Scharder, 1863 apply to the same species
(and therefore are synonyms), then by the law of priority (the oldest name prevails) A. pharetrata Scharder, 1863 is the valid name.