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taurus

1. (Science: astronomy) The bull; the second in order of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the 20th of April; marked thus in almanacs. A zodiacal constellation, containing the well-known clusters called the pleiades and the Hyades, in the latter of which is situated the remarkably bright aldebaran.

2. (Science: zoology) A genus of ruminants comprising the common domestic cattle.

Origin: L, akin to Gr, and E. Steer. See Steer a young ox.


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Selective breeding

Hello; i am new to the forum. I would like to ask you about selective breeding and the chances of producing a Taurus (bull) that displayed favourable traits and phenotypes of 2 selectively-picked cattle; thus to produce a better offspring as a result. Taurus have 30 chromosome ...

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by Katchit
Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:02 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Selective breeding
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Sharks name ??

... believe that the English language is one of the most difficult to learn because of its inconsistent rules and lack of a major pattern. Carcharias taurus makes perfect sense to me, but for some reason I guess they just decided to mess things up just for the fun of it? I know that out there somewhere... ...

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by i_r_e_d
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:55 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Sharks name ??
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Views: 5414

Re: Sharks name ??

... In fact the Carcharhinus leucas is translated in english "bull shark" while I think that this name is the best for the Carcharias taurus (in latin taurus=bull) not creating confusion with the translation in all the other languages of the world.. Best regards Marco

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by Prionace
Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Sharks name ??
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Views: 5414

Sharks name ??

... For example: Carcharhinus leucas = bull shark (while in other languages the term "bull shark" is referred, make think to Carcharias taurus) . I know the names are given to describe fisic sharks elements but perhaps it will be better to refer the name of the shark to the scientific ...

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by Prionace
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Sharks name ??
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Views: 5414

Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

... type of cow species are there? In: Cows and Cattle Cattle were originally identified by Carolus Linnaeus as three separate species. These were Bos taurus, the European cattle, including similar types from Africa and Asia; Bos indicus, the zebu; and the extinct Bos primigenius, the aurochs. The ...

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by GaryGaulin
Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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