Biological species

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Biological species is a taxonomic classification level for living organisms.

Humans are an example of a species.

Biologists struggle to define exactly what a species is, but have slightly vague engineering-definitions that tend to work most of the time.

The names of biological species are binomial names. They are often derived from Latin or Ancient Greek. They consist of two parts; a genus name and a species name. For example, humans are Homo sapiens. It is customary to capitalise the genus name, but not the species name. After the name the taxonomist who originated the classification; sometimes abbreviated. "L." means Linnaeus.

Reassignment of species from one genus to another is quite common as new scientific evidence emerges.

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