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"It is difficult to believe that so very common an animal, and one too of a considerable size, should have remained unknown and undescribed up to this time. [...] from its commonness, I have attached the specific name vulgaris [= Latin adjective meaning 'common']" (Johnston, 1827: 336).
Johnston, George. (1827). Contributions to the British Fauna. [Continued from p.181.]. The Zoological Journal. 3: 321-336. available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27485847
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