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Re: Silversides

On Sun, 19 Jul 1998, Jay DeLong wrote:
> Richard Matheson said:
> > This species is now considered to be a junior synonym of Menidia beryllina,
> > the inland silverside. Inquiring minds want to know.
> What is meant by "junior synonym"?

Junior = younger
synonym = same

Hence, it was described under a given name and is now considered the same
species as another described under a different name at an ealier date.

Hope that makes sense.