Scientific Names – Animals – Domestic and Wild

February 26, 2018

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Scientists have given each and every recognized species on earth its own scientific names to uniquely identify them to avoid confusion. At the simplest level of scientific classification, each scientific name consists of two parts – a generic (or genus) name and a specific name or epithet. Together, these two names are referred to as a binomial. The generic name refer to collective name for a group of organism, here, plants and animals. Group of organisms have similar characters and are represented by the generic name. They all evolve from one common ancestor. The specific name distinguish between different organism with a genus. The first part of the scientific name are always written with the generic name first.



We have listed Animals with both their common names and scientific names. If you want to search a specific name, you may use the search box below. You may also use alphabetic index as per necessity. Click here to check scientific names of other groups.

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There are currently 42 names in this directory
African bush elephant
Loxodonta africana

Arabian camel
Camelus dromedaries

Asian elephant
Elephas maximus

Bactrian Camel
Camelus bactrianus

Bear
Ursidae carnivora

Bison
Bos gaurus

Black rat
Rattus rattus

Blue whale
Balaenoptera musculus

Buffalow
Babalus bubalis

Cat
Felis catus

Cheetah
Acinonyx jubatus

Cow
Bos taurus

Deer
Artiodactyl cervidae

Domestic dog
Canis lupus familiaris

Domestic Pig
Sus scrofa domesticus

Donkey
Equus africanus asinus

Dromedary Camel
Camelus dromedarius

Fowl
Gallus gallus domesticus

Fox
Vulpes vulpes

Giant panda
Ailuropoda melanoleuca

Giraffe
Giraffa camelopardalis

Goat
Capra aegagrus hircus

Horse
Equus ferus caballus

Humans
Homo sapiens

Indian Elephant
Elephas maximus

Koala
Phascolarctos cinereus

Lepoard
Panther pardus

Lion
Felis leo/ Panthera leo

Moose
Alces americanus

Mouse
Mus musculus

Platypus
Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Polar bear
Felis pardalis

Red panda
Ailurus fulgens

Sheep
Ovis aries

Spotted hyena
Crocuta crocuta

Tiger
Panthera tigris

Water Buffalo
Bubalus bubalis

Wild Ass
Equus africanus asinus

Wild boar
Sus scrofa

Wolf
Canis lupus

Zebra
Equus quagga

Zebra finch
Taeniopygia guttata


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