panda

their scientific names and meanings

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pandas

The panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca, lit. "black and white cat-foot"), also known as the giant panda to distinguish it from the unrelated red panda, is a bear native to south central china. It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. The scientific name means

green sea turtle

the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle, or Pacific green turtle, is a large sea turtle of the family chelonidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia.
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bottlenose dolphin

the bottlenode dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)All bottlenose dolphins around the world were previously recognized as T. truncatus, but recently the genus has been split into two species: T. truncatus and T. aduncus (the smaller Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin – Wang et al. 1999, 2000a,b). However, the taxonomy of bottlenose dolphins is confused, due to geographical variation, and it is very possible that additional species will be recognized in the future.
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