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Scientific name of horse is Equus caballus. Donkey belongs to the species 'asinus'. Donkey and horse are included under the same genus. What is the scientific name of donkey?
  1. Equus caballus
  2. Caballus asinus
  3. Equus asinus
  4. Asinus equus


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The correct option is C Equus asinus
Each scientific name consists of two parts - Genus and species.
Both horse and donkey belong to the same genus. i.e Equus. Given that species name of donkey is "asinus", the scientific name of donkey as per binomial nomenclature is Equus asinus.

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