A glossary of Latin names

Latin names of animals are used by biologists all over the world to refer to the same species by the same name. Many people find this daunting at first, but most animals don't have common names so try not to be put off by latin ones. Ideally they should be pronounced in classical fashion. In latin all c's are hard as in card. All syllables should be pronounced separately, eg ae-o-lid-i-ell-a or di-aph-or-o-do-ris. i is normally long as in bicycle, a is short as in hat. When names are derived from people's names or place names then they should be pronounced appropriately.