Walk Along the Thames, Part Two

Welcome to our scientific name website. Scientificname.net is here to help you learn more about scientific names and how they are used. Every recognized species on earth is given a two-part scientific name and you can use this site to understand more about the scientific names of animals, plants and humans. The scientific name for every organism is comprised of a combination of two terms, the genus name and the species or epithet. Both of these terms are italicized and the genus name is also capitalized. As an example of a scientific name in action, the scientific name for humans is Homo sapiens.

In this example of a scientific name, the genus name is Homo and the species is sapiens. These terms are unique and no other species can have this same name. Scientific names are designed to tell you something about an animal’s relationships with other animals.

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