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Scientists call every plant and animal by its genus and species name, so an ordinary horse is called an
Equus caballus.
In the library Contains Linnaeus' groups Example name The names might look strange.
That's because they are Latin names.
Adults' or children's Children's books Kingdom Animalia Animals
Fiction or non-fiction Non-fiction Class Mammalia Animals that feed their young with their milk.
Subject Books on transport Order Perissodactyla This means animals having hooves made from an odd number of toes. A horse has hooves. Each one is made from a single toe.
Special subject Books on trains Genus Equus For the horse, its genus name is Equus, meaning any sort of horse.
Book High-speed Trains Species Caballus Caballus means an ordinary horse.
Last modified on 7 July 2010, at 19:36