species name

species name
A scientific name at the rank of species, with two terms: a generic name and a specific name.

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  • species — [spē′shēz, ] also [ spē′sēz] n. pl. species [L, a seeing, appearance, shape, kind, or quality < base of specere, to see: see SPY] 1. a distinct kind; sort; variety; class [a species of bravery] 2. Obs. outward form, appearance, or mental image …   English World dictionary

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  • Species of Allosaurus — There have been a number of potential species assigned to the carnosaurian dinosaur genus Allosaurus since its description in 1877 by Othniel Charles Marsh, but only a handful are still regarded as valid. Allosaurus was originally described from… …   Wikipedia

  • species — /spee sheez, seez/, n., pl. species, adj. n. 1. a class of individuals having some common characteristics or qualities; distinct sort or kind. 2. Biol. the major subdivision of a genus or subgenus, regarded as the basic category of biological… …   Universalium

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