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Name: Usha L
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Question:
Do all domestic breeds have the same Latin names? I am trying to compile a domestic species list for formulation of a biodiversity strategy and action plan programme for Sikkim, India. My list has all the species (cattle, yak, dzo (cross between cow and yak), Tibetan type sheep, Pashmina and lowland goats, poultry, horse, Tibetan pony, donkey, mulerabbits, carp, goldfish, silkworm, etc. No one here seems to know them all. Can you help or point me in the right direction? Thanks.


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By definition, animals that regularly interbreed are of the same species. Canis domesticus

Peter Faletra Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Science Education
Office of Science
Department of Energy


No, domesticated breeds of different species have their own "scientific names" and these are specific for each species. Most domestic breeds are listed in encyclopedias or libraries.

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