Class 9 Biology Diversity In Living Organisms Nomenclature

Nomenclature

The process of classification led to the creation of scientific names of the animals.

Certain rules have to be followed to write the scientific names of animals:

  • The name of the genus begins with a capital letter.
  • The name of the species begins with a small letter.
  • When printed, the scientific name is given in italics.
  • When written by hand, the genus name and the species name have to be underlined separately.

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