Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.


Name Sources Status
gorilla Anage Data, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, Paleobiology Database, images, uBio Trusted
lowland gorilla IUCN Red List Trusted
Western gorilla Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, uBio Trusted


Name Sources Status
gorilla Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


Name Sources Status
Gorille IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted


Name Sources Status
Горилла uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Gorila IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Gorilla gorilla Unknown Trusted


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