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20 Scientific Names of Plants and Animals

Throughout the world Biologists would use a common system for naming organisms and this particular system is better known as binomial nomenclature. 
The usage of two words genus and species are basically done mainly to identify a species more accurately and also seggregate accordingly.
The science of taxonomy deals with classifying organisms. 
The categories in these taxonomic schemes are done more because of the organized reflection of evolutionary relationships.
The most inclusive category and broadest as well is the domain and here the organisms are sub-divided into one of the three domains mainly classified according to molecular and physical charactieristics.
The living world is progressively sub-divided as per taxonomic categories which are less inclusive. 
Biologists use phylogenetic trees or diagrams to reflect the evolutionary history of organisms.

Using a proper biological clasification is necessary as the number of living things, the plants and animals are enormous. 
Further many new forms and species keep adding on every year. 
The plants and animals vary greatly in their form, structure and animals vary greatly in their form, structure and mode of life. To find an organism of known charatcters from the vast number of organism is almost impossible. 
They need to be divided into groups or subgroups.
These living things needs to be arranged and grouped in a definite plan, so that the study of living things become easy.
As without a particular method of classification of living being, it would be like dealing a huge book collection in a library without a proper arrangement as per title, subject or language.
In such a situation neither a title could be added in a meaningful way nor a particular book could be located easily.
The advantages of using a proper scientific names to the organisms are as follows:
The scientific  name of an organism is known worldwide and so easily recognisable.
All known animals and plants are provided with scientific names irrespective of their utility as it facilitates the study these animals.
Scientific name eliminates the possibilities of confusion of multile naming of an organism in different regions or parts of world.
The scientific names indicate a relationship between different varieties of a species in a genus amd that implies that all these animals have common characters.
This also facilitates in recognition or identification of a newly discovered organism as it will be theoroghly investigated.
Incorrect or misleading name could be easily corrected. 
Scientific names are often descriptive, indicating certain important characteristics of the organisms.

Name of Animal                         Generic                 Specific

Ant                                         Hymenopetrous         formicidae
Camel                                     Camelus                   camelidae
Chameleon                              Chamaele                 ontidate
Cobra                                      Elapidae                   naja
Crocodile                                 Crocodilia                  niloticus
Deer                                        Artiodactyl                cervidae 
Dolphin                                    Delphinidae              delphis 
Fox                                         Cannis                     vulpes 
Frog                                        Anura                      ranidae 
Giraffe                                     Giraffa                      camalopardalis 
Rattle snakes                          Cortalus                   horridus 
Goat                                       Capra                      hircus 
Panda                                     Alurpoda                   melanoleuca 
Rabbit                                     Leporidae                  cuniculas 

Name of Plant                        Generic                   Specific

Red maple                               Acer                       rubrum
Grand fir                                  Abies                     grandis
Indian rice grass                      Achnatherum           hymenoides 
Heart leaf arnica                      Arnica                     cordifolia
Musk thistle                            Carduus                  nutans
Green rabbit brush                   Chrysothamnus       viscidiflorus
Yellow nuts-edge                     Cyperus                  esculentus
Sunflower                               Helianthus               annuus


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Plants and Animals

Plants and Animals are a Canadian indie-rock band from Montreal (featuring two members originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia) which comprises guitarist-vocalists Warren Spicer and Nic Basque and drummer-vocalist Matthew Woody Woodley. They often describe their music as post-classic rock. They are signed to Secret City Records. Their first full-length album, Parc Avenue, was shortlisted for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize and nominated for a 2009 Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. Plants and Animals were also given a 2009 Juno nomination for Best New Band.


Plants and Animals' self-titled EP was released in 2004 via Ships at Night Records.

In the fall of 2007, Plants and Animals released the four-song with/avec EP

Their full-length debut Parc Avenue was released on February 26, 2008 in Canada and on March 25, 2008 in the United States. The album features string parts by Sarah Neufeld of The Arcade Fire

The band released their second LP, titled La La Land, on April 20, 2010.


Appearances in the media

Plants and Animals' single "Bye Bye Bye" was available for free download on iTunes for a week in late August 2009. The song was featured on season three episode 8 of the TV show Chuck.

Common name

A common name of an organism (also known as a vernacular name,colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer's name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a scientific name. A common name is not necessarily a commonly used name.

The use of common names in folk taxonomy

Not all common names form part of a classification of objects, but many do. Folk taxonomy, a classification of objects which uses common names, has no formal rules. In contrast, scientific or biological nomenclature is a global system that uniquely denotes particular organisms, and helps anchor their position within the hierarchical scientific classification system. Maintenance of this system involves formal rules of nomenclature and periodic international meetings, such as those laid down by the ICZN.

Common names and the binomial system

The form of scientific names for organisms that we know as binomial nomenclature is derived from the simple and practical noun-adjective form of vernacular names used by prehistoric cultures—with a collective name such as owl, made more specific by the addition of an adjective such as screech— only with the use of Latin as a universal language. Linnaeus himself published a Flora of his homeland Sweden, Flora Svecica (1745), and in this he recorded the Swedish common names region by region along with the scientific names — and the Swedish common names were all binomials (e.g. plant no. 84 Råg-losta and plant no. 85 Ren-losta) — the vernacular binomial system thus preceded his scientific binomial system.

Linnaean authority William T. Stearn expresses the link between common names and Latin scientific names as

Geographic range of use

The geographic range over which a particular common name is used varies; some common names have a very local application, while others are virtually universal within a particular language. Vernacular names are generally treated as having a fairly restricted application, usually referring to the native language of a country or locality as opposed to more broad-based usage. A colloquial name may be regarded as of very local use, insufficient to be included in the general dictionaries of the language concerned.

Lists of common names

Lists of general interest

Plants and animals

Collective nouns

See lists of collective nouns (e.g. a flock of sheep, forest of trees, hive of bees)

“Official� lists

Some organizations have created official lists of common names, or guidelines for creating common names, hoping to standardize the use of common names.

For example, the Australian Fish Names List or AFNS was compiled through a process involving work by taxonomic and seafood industry experts, drafted using the CAAB (Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota) taxon management system of the CSIRO, and including input through public and industry consultations by the Australian Fish Names Committee (AFNC). The AFNS has been an official Australian Standard since July 2007 and has existed in draft form (The Australian Fish Names List) since 2001. Seafood Services Australia (SSA) serve as the Secretariat for the AFNC. SSA is an accredited Standards Australia (Australia’s peak non-government standards development organisation) Standards Development

A set of guidelines for the creation of English names for birds was published in The Auk in 1978.

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Answers:Animals Man - Homo Sapiens Cat - Felis Domesticus Dog - Canis familiaris Honeybee - Apis Indica Housefly - Musca domestica Peacock - Pavo cristatus Cobra - Naja naja Hoopoe - Upapa epops House crow - Corvus splendens Jungle crow - Corvus macrorhynchos Silk moth - Bombyx mori Plants Peepal - Ficus religiosa Mango - Mangifera indica Potato - Solanum tuberosum China rose - Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Lady's finger - Hibiscus esculentus Pineapple - Ananas comosus Pigeon pea - Cajanus cajan Lentil - Lens esculenta Maize - Zea mays I've given 20 as u wanted. If this helps u, please choose my answer as the best answer.


Answers:hemosapians - man peneousindicus - prawn i have only two now


Answers:Sugar Maple: Acer saccharum Common Yew: Taxus baccata Apple: Malus domestica Apricot: Prunus armeniaca Almond: Prunus dulcis Rowan: Sorbus aucuparia Castor Bean: Ricinus communis White Oak: Quercus alba Hornbeam: Carpinus betalus English Holly: Ilex aquifolium Miconia: Miconia calvescens Autograph tree: Clusea rosea Lantana: Lantana camara Octopus tree: Schefflera actinophylla Coconut: Cocos nucifera Mango: Mangifera indica Hibiscus: Hibiscus rosa-sinesis Blackberry: Rubus argutus Redwood: Sequoia sempervirens Don't forget to use proper notation when you write the scientific names. :-)