Scientific names are exact. They tell us the genus and species that the animal or plant belongs to and only one scientific name is given to each species. Common names, on the other hand, are abundant with many species having two or more common names. Let's look at the cougar as an example. Its scientific name is Puma concolor. It's common names include cougar, Florida panther, panther, puma, catamount and mountain lion. A puma is neither a panther nor a lion. It is in a genus that it shares with the jaguarundi so you can see where confusion would come in.
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Scientists find it easier to use scientific names instead of common names, that way another scientist will no exactly what gender, size, hair/fur color.hi
So non-scientists would not be disadvantaged.
Well let's see, my scientific name is Ursus arctos horribilis and my common name is 'Grizzly Bear.' Ten more letters, italicization, and a well-deserved mauling should answer your question.
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Most deep sea animals have no common names hence their scientific names are their common names.
what are the common names for the porcellio scaber. And what are the scientific names for the porcellio scabes
grasshoppers is the common name for them, the scientific names vary though.
Scientific names give everyone a shared terminology while common names can vary around the world.
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Scientific names are very specific. The common names of many animals are just that, common. One common name may be the widely accepted name for multiple animals or plants. Common names for plants and animals also vary with region.
The scientific name for limes is Citrus aurantifolia. Lime is the common name.
Common names might not be as common as you think. Organisms can be known by several different common names, depending on when and where you are. Inversely, several different plants may be referred to with the same common name, depending on their similarities. Scientific names never change, and no two differing organisms have the same scientific name. This allows for a better understanding and grouping of organisms within the scientific community.
common names do not provide the scientific basis for classifying any certain thing ...common names may also refer to other things in ones life.hence only scientific names are used
Porcellio Scaber is the only scientific name for itself. It has 4 common names.
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Except possibly for obsolete scientific names due to reclassifications, every animal has just one scientific name -- such is the virtue of scientific names. Many animals are called by different names in different parts of the world and so have many common names. In fact, only the rarest , most narrowly distributed animals have only one common name.
Common names vary greatly from one location to another. One example is the mountain lion, also known as the puma and cougar, as well as several other common names. However, scientific names are the same worldwide. The scientific name of the puma/cougar/mountain lion is Puma concolor. So if you want to talk to other scientists about this animal, you would use the scientific name rather than the common name to avoid confusion.
Common names given to animals and plants are often different depending on where you are in the country. Also, several common names can sometimes be used. A scientific name is officially accepted by the scientific world, and is the same name everywhere.