What is a flamingos genus name?
The Flamingo could have one of three genus names:
Chilean flamingo -- Phoenicopterus chilensis
American flamingo -- Phoenicopterus ruber
Greater flamingo -- Phoenicopterus roseus
Lesser flamingo -- Phoeniconaias minor
Andean flamingo -- Phoenicoparrus andinus
James's flamingo -- Phoenicoparrus jamesi
The genus is the first part of a scientific name. Note that the genus is always capitalised. An example: Lemur catta is the scientific name of the Ringtailed lemur and Lemur is the genus. Another example: Sphyrna zygaena is the scientific name of one species of Hammerhead shark and Sphyrna is the genus.