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Kartik and Bhanu were discussing about the binomial nomenclature. They found that in some cases like horse (Equus caballus) and donkey (Equus asinus) the first part of their scientific name are same. 
Choose the correct statement based on the above discussion.


A
The horse differs from donkey in terms of genus.
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B
The horse differs from donkey in terms of class.
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C
The horse differs from donkey in terms of species.
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D
The horse differs from donkey in terms of family.
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Solution

The correct option is C The horse differs from donkey in terms of species.
The scientific name of horse is Eqqus caballus whereas the scientific name of donkey is Eqqus asinus. Each scientific name has two parts. The first part represents the genus name whereas the second part represents the species name. So scientific names clearly show that they have same genus but different species.

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