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awarded  Taxonomist
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awarded  Yearling
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revised On which date did the official name change of Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis change?
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Mar
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revised To which distinctions does the term “hymenoptera” refer?
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comment To which distinctions does the term “hymenoptera” refer?
@shigeta: Arguably, most of everything is history :). But this is particularly true for taxonomy, for sure.
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awarded  Necromancer
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comment How to decide which is the correct scientific name for a particular species
Out of curiosity, what name are you looking for?
Mar
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answered Acknowledging differentiation of species, in historical times
Mar
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answered Where can I find the common names for the zoology taxonomy?
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comment Could someone recommend a book for surveying species?
Most general surveys of species I've seen (in school, for instance) tend to go through the phyla (for animals) and the divisions (for plants) and looks at the general characteristics of each group. Would that be sufficient for your needs?
Jan
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answered When did vision evolve for the first time?
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comment What causes REM atonia to be lost in sleepwalking?
I don't know if this will help you find the right answer, but a related process is 'sleep paralysis', in which a person continues to remain paralysed after waking up from REM sleep. It's happened to me once or twice (for less than a minute each time); scary stuff: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis
Jan
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revised Why do plants have green leaves and not red?
Adding evolution tags
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suggested suggested edit on Why do plants have green leaves and not red?
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awarded  Teacher
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awarded  Precognitive
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