The scientific name for the dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris. This scientific name is of Latin origin, and the literal meaning is "friendly wolf dog."Know More
In 1993, there was a reclassification of the scientific name for domestic dogs. Prior to this time, its scientific classification was Canis familiaris and Canis familiaris domesticus. While Canis was the genus, familiaris domesticus was the species. Carolus Linnaeus gave the dog these assignations in 1758.
However, in 1993, these classifications were reassigned to its present scientific name by the Smithsonian Institution and the American Association of Mammalogists. This scientific name includes the fact that domesticated dog breeds descend from wolves.
The domestic dog has an average lifespan between 9 to 15 years. Dogs are carnivorous mammals. There are approximately 500 recognized dog breeds that are domesticated.Learn more about Dogs
Earthworms are all in the lumbricus genus, which makes the first part of this animal's scientific name; the second part, or species name, varies. For example, according to National Geographic, the common earthworm is lumbricus terrestris, while according to the Fairfax County Public School system, the red earthworm is known as lumbricus rubellus.Full Answer >
The scientific name for the Gerbera daisy is Gerbera jamesonii. The namesake for the Gerbera daisy's scientific name is Robert Jameson, the Scotsman who discovered the plant.Full Answer >
The scientific name for a mulberry tree depends on the species: a red mulberry is Morus rubra, a white mulberry is Morus alba and a black mulberry is Morus nigra. There is also a variant on white mulberry, Russian mulberry, called Morus alba tatarica.Full Answer >
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 dragonfly worldwide, many of which are classified as threatened due to dwindling numbers.Full Answer >