How to write and abbreviate a "scientific name", under the Linnaean system, and according to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.
The species is Tyrannosaurus rex
, where rex
is the specific epitetus. Here is called species because it gives the species, but it does not designate a species itself (it is never written just rex
whithout the genus).
*Complete species should include author and year, though.
Example extracted from "The Complete Dinosaur, Second Edition".
Additional info (avalaible in Wikipedia):T. rex
may also refer to:Tachyoryctes rex
, the king mole rat, a rodent speciesTetragonodon rex
, a seed shrimp species native to the Mozambique ChannelThoristella rex
, a sea snail species endemic to New ZealandTrialeurodes rex
, a whitefly speciesTyrannasorus rex
, a fossil beetle species from the MioceneTyrannobdella rex
, a leech speciesTyrannoberingius rex
, a fossil gastropod from Miocene Alaska
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