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What are the rules for naming organisms using binomial nomenclature?

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04/19/2012

In the system of Binomial nomenclature, the Genus and species names are given, along with Subspecies/Variety and Breed/Subvariety, if available. For example, a domestic Otterhound dog's scientific name would look like this:

Canis lupus familiaris "Otterhound"