Question

Which of the following is a species?

A

Tamarindus

B

Indicus

C

Indica

D

Tamarindus indica

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Solution

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Correct option is D)

According to binomial nomenclature, as first implemented by C. Linnaeus, each species is assigned two names, the first generic names and second species epithet. Tamarindus is a generic name and indicus/indica are specific epithet. As the generic name is mostly a proper noun, it is written with the first letter capitalised while the species epithet is objective and is written in small letters only. Thus, option D is the correct answer. 

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