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Scientific names are used in biology for each recognized biological unit such as species, genera, families, orders, phyla, kingdoms and domains, and each of the subdivisions in between these basic taxonomic units. Scientific names have the advantage that they are unique for the species within their specific kingdom, contrary to common names that differ between languages, and within languages.

The naming of taxonomic units is organized by several organisations: