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vernacular name
(English) The name of a taxon in any language other than the language of zoological nomenclature; vernacular names have no status in zoological nomenclature, except certain family-group names (which were later latinized and generally accepted by zoologists interested in the group). Also called popular name, common name. (See also: nomenclature)
nome vernáculo
(Portuguese) Nome de animal ou animais numa linguagem usada para uso geral; oposto á linguagem da nomenclatura zoológica; nome comum. (See also: nomenclature)

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