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specific name

the second of two names in a binominal indicating the name of the particular species in that genus, for example rubecula is the specific name of the robin Erithacus rubecula.
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The fish has been given a new species name, Pentanogmius fritschi, in honor of Joseph Fritsch, a local amateur collector who discovered the fossil, dug it up with the help of another avid fossil collector, Kris Howe, and donated it to the Perot Museum.
These types are, therefore, of very little value in understanding the Afrotropical Cecidomyiidae fauna, but the genus and species names based on them were validly published under provisions of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN 1999).
Their genus name, Spheniscus, means "little wedge" in Greek, and their species name, demersus, means "diving" in Latin.
Many of our favourite garden plants come from the far east - azaleas, camellias and acers and the species name (the second part of the latin name) often provides a clue as to the origin of the plant.
Labelling fish and fish products with a false species name or declaring false geographic origins are two common fraudulent techniques in the fisheries sector.
MUTLEY the dogfaced puffer fish has lived up to his species name so much that he has been put on a strict diet of one small squid a day.
Then, when the correct button is pushed, the pane below the larva photo lights up to show the species name (Figure 1 inset).
They also know that it has had a cultivar name for about 40 years even though it is clearly a species and needs a species name.
Each flower has its growing season listed, along with its size, species name, and a few brief facts as well as the occasional legend about the species.
Avian (a-ve-ahn) The species name for birds or birdlike animals.
To avoid these and other confusions, we wish to emphasize the importance of a pharmaceutical name, which defines the species name, the plant part, and sometimes the special process performed on the herb, including cultivating conditions.