Bos taurus

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DomainEukaryota • RegnumAnimalia • PhylumChordata • SubphylumVertebrata • InfraphylumGnathostomata • SuperclassisTetrapoda • ClassisMammalia • SubclassisTheria • InfraclassisEutheria • OrdoArtiodactyla • SubordoRuminantia • FamiliaBovidae • SubfamiliaBovinae • GenusBos • Species: Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Englishcattle
  • Deutsch: Hausrind
  • lietuvių: Naminis jautis
  • polski: Bydło
  • português: Gado bovino
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As ruled by Opinion 2027 the scientific name of cattle can either be Bos taurus (as a species) or Bos primigenius taurus (as a subspecies). The Aurochs can not be a subspecies of Bos taurus, as has been stated in Mammal Species of the World link: (in error) and in ITIS link: (in error).

Commonly known as cattle, cow (female), bull or ox (male). The child is a calf.


See also Cattle.


See also Bull.


See also Calf.



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