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Tom Mazanec
2017-Sep-18, 03:39 PM
Is there any place I can find out where the names of genera and species came from?

swampyankee
2017-Sep-19, 12:47 AM
Is there any place I can find out where the names of genera and species came from?

Yes.

Start here: http://eol.org/info/467

For plants, fungi, and algae: International Code of Nomenclature (ICN) (http://ibot.sav.sk/icbn/main.htm)
For Bacteria: International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria (ICNB) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8817/)
For animals: International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8817/)