Binomial Nomenclature

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binomial nomenclature

[bī′nō·mē·əl ‚nō·mən′klā·chər]
(systematics)
The Linnean system of classification requiring the designation of a binomen, the genus and species name, for every species of plant and animal.

Binomial Nomenclature

 

the designation of plants, animals, and microorganisms by a double name—by genus and species. Binomial nomenclature was introduced by C. Linnaeus, who systematically used it in the tenth edition of his Systema Naturae (1759). All the generally accepted zoological and botanical nomenclature in Latin comes from this work—for example, Betula pubescens (white birch), Cervus elaphus (red deer).

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The Department of Health and Aging of the TGA has accepted and registered, in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods, Neptune Krill Oil under the Australian Approved Biological Name "Euphausia superba oil".
The accurate biological name and the term that's in the text books is a Norwegian Lobster.
cavernicolus (OED) part of biological name, in 1965 quote at polychromatism

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