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Ever wonder what the scientific names for your favorite animal-named baseball teams would be?
Well, too bad, because here we go:
The Toronto Cyanocitta cristata
The Baltimore Icterus galbula
The St. Louis Cardinalis cardinalis
The Tampa Bay Rhinoptera bonasus
The Detroit Panthera tigris
The Miami Makaira nigricans
The Arizona Crotalus atrox
…But, wait, we can go deeper! Let’s go into the Minor Leagues and sample some of the animal teams there!
The Toledo Fulica americana (It turns out a “Mud Hen” is actually a duck-like bird called the American Coot, which is a type of Rail)
The Buffalo Bison bison
The Durham Bos taurus
The Memphis Cardinalis cardinalis (yes, the name Redbird is literally a synonym for Cardinal)
The Fresno Ursus arctos
The El Paso Canis lupus familiaris (a Chihuahua, in the end, is just a dog)
The Salt Lake Apis mellifera
The Richmond Glaucomys volans
The Carolina Ameiurus natalis
The Myrtle Beach Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
The Brevard County Trichechus manatus
The Clearwater Alopias vulpinus
The Charlotte (Florida) Menippe mercenaria
The Jupiter Sphyrna mokarran
The Beloit Chelydra serpentina
The Wisconsin Crotalus horridus
The West Virginia Ursus americanus
The Missoula Pandion haliaetus
The Idaho Falls Alectoris chukar
The Ogden Utahraptor ostrommaysorum (Yeah, they have a dinosaur.)
AND NOW YOU KNOW!