An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

  The combination of a GENUS and SPECIES name, conforming to the principles of binary nomenclature; the full generic and specific name of a species, e.g., Strombus gigas. Together, these names comprise the SCIENTIFIC NAME of a species; see also: COMMON NAME.

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