What's the difference between an elk, a moose, and a wapiti? There's some information on this page: http://www.desertusa.com/mag00/may/papr/elk.html which might help improve these entries. Hippietrail 06:11, 13 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Whoa! This is is trickier than I thought. Heres another helpful link: http://forum.leo.org/archiv/2002_06/04/20020604192617l_en.html
This brings up the point which I've been thinking about for a couple of weeks that for animals and plants (etc) we should have an entry for the taxonomy, which is far less ambiguous than the names in any normal language. I also hate how many animal entries have the taxonomy as the "latin" translation. The latin translation field should be reserved for words actually used in classical or vulgar latin or even words recently invented by the Vatican - but not for taxonomical classications! Hippietrail 06:21, 13 Feb 2004 (UTC)
I heard that elk in invariable at plural
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