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How to find information on all aspects of biology

Finding Species Names and Classification

Knowing the Latin name for any animal you are researching will make finding scholarly information much easier. Common names may describe several species (and there may be several common names for a given species.) Once you have the Latin name, use the full name (Genus species) to find information on that one animal. Use just the Genus name to find information on related animals.

Research in Books and Articles

Example: Black Rhinoceros