What is the scientific name of cow?

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What is the scientific name of cow?

Classification of Animals:

All living things are classified into eight main taxonomic categories: domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. In the scientific community, organisms are often referred to as their scientific name, which is made up of the genus and species names.

Answer and Explanation:

The scientific name of a domesticated cow is Bos taurus. 'Bos' refers to the genus that a cow belongs to and 'taurus' is its species name.

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Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things

from Science 101: Intro to Natural Sciences

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