Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 18, Classification - 18.1 - Finding Order in Diversity - 18.1 Assessment - Page 515: 1b


The common names for organisms cause problems for scientists because they vary among languages and from place to place.

Work Step by Step

The scientific names are more convenient because they also refer to the characteristics and classification of animals, while common names do not.
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