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Specific name (zoology)

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In zoological nomenclature, the specific name (also specific epithet or species epithet) is the second part (the second name) within the scientific name of a species (a binomen). [1]

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Binomial nomenclature

Binomial nomenclature ("two-term naming system") also called nomenclature ("two-name naming system") or binary nomenclature, is a formal system of naming species of living things by giving each a name composed of two parts, both of which use Latin grammatical forms, although they can be based on words from other languages.

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Botanical nomenclature

Botanical nomenclature is the formal, scientific naming of plants.

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Chalumna River

The Chalumna River (Tyolomnqa) is a river in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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The coelacanths constitute a now rare order of fish that includes two extant species in the genus Latimeria: the West Indian Ocean coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae) primarily found near the Comoro Islands off the east coast of Africa and the Indonesian coelacanth (Latimeria menadoensis).

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Genitive case

In grammar, the genitive (abbreviated); also called the second case, is the grammatical case that marks a word, usually a noun, as modifying another word, also usually a noun.

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A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.

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Hedera helix

Hedera helix, the common ivy, English ivy, European ivy, or just ivy, is a species of flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to most of Europe and western Asia.

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International Code of Zoological Nomenclature

The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) is a widely accepted convention in zoology that rules the formal scientific naming of organisms treated as animals.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the cat family (Felidae).

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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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Species description

A species description is a formal description of a newly discovered species, usually in the form of a scientific paper.

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In zoological nomenclature, a trinomen (plural: trinomina), name, or ternary name, refers to the name of a subspecies.

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Type (biology)

In biology, a type is a particular specimen (or in some cases a group of specimens) of an organism to which the scientific name of that organism is formally attached.

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The wildcat is a small cat species complex comprising ''Felis silvestris'' and the ''Felis lybica''.

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Xenos vesparum

Xenos vesparum is an insect species, whose females are permanent entomophagous endoparasites of Polistes paper wasps.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specific_name_(zoology)

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