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There are several rules to remember when writing scientific names; the two main rules are to write the name of a plant or organism with two names, a genus or generic name first, followed by an epithet or species name. Th... More »

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The dragonfly's scientific name is Anisoptera, from the phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta and order Odonata, and it's best known for its beautiful coloring and sparkling wings. There are 5,000 individual species of dragon... More »

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The scientific name for the red wolf is Canis rufus. This wolf species was identified and classified in 1851, and it only exists in North Carolina and Canada. More »

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