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  There are 21 quizzes and 225 trivia questions in this category.
Take this hour's trivia quiz: Taxonomy and Scientific Names - Mixed Questions

A quiz every hour! Over 225 questions in rotation. Recent Scores
1
Bikini Bottom Fauna Files

We've filed the characters of "SpongeBob SquarePants" under their scientific names, but some of the labels have fallen off. Given some hints, can you identify the phylum, order, or other missing classification of these animals?
Average (10 qns)
nannywoo
960 plays
2
Wild Mammals, But Orderly

Match the wild mammal to the scientific order to which it belongs. A little knowledge of Latin and Greek always helps in taxonomy. Amateur zoology, anyone?
Easy (10 qns)
gracious1
Jun 26 16
552 plays
3
Etymologies of Wee Beasties

Etymology and animals - two of my favourite things. Here are ten questions about scientific names of various animals. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
doublemm
465 plays
4
You Named WHAT after me?

Or perhaps "You named me after WHO?". Many people have discovered a new species and decided to name it after somebody famous. I will give you an animal's scientific name and some background information. You have to correctly match animal with person.
Average (10 qns)
glendathecat
1302 plays
5
"Animal animal" Animals

When the scientific name for an animal uses the same word for both the genus and the species, it is called a tautonym. This quiz explores some animals with taxonomic names that are tautonyms.
Tough (10 qns)
looney_tunes
2013 plays
6
Scientific Names

In this quiz, I will give the scientific name for a certain organism. It's your job to choose the correct common name for each scientific name. Good luck!
Average (15 qns)
raidersruleall
2979 plays
7
Animalia Kingdom

Over evolutionary time, animals have increased in complexity. Here are 10 questions from 9 phyla in the Animalia kingdom. Enjoy!
Tough (10 qns)
Matthew_07
1206 plays
8
Double Latin

All animals have Latin names as well as English names. Sometimes these Latin names are the same for the genus and species. Here are some of them. See if you know what their English names are. All of these are British or European birds.
Tough (10 qns)
canonbash
228 plays
9
A "Tax"-ing Quiz

Taxonomically speaking, can you match the animal with its correct Latin adjective?
Easy (10 qns)
nyirene330
Jan 12 17
348 plays
10
Taxonomy is Not For Wimps

Taxonomy is for many people, but wimps are not amongst them! Take this quiz and look at what types of people taxonomy *is* for.
Tough (10 qns)
doublemm
366 plays
11
I've Got Two Legs

To which taxonomical family do the following bipedal (and limited bipedal) animals belong?
Average (10 qns)
lones78
3240 plays
12
Scientific Names for Animals

Do you know the scientific names for different animals? Take this quiz and find out how much you really know about the fauna of the world!
Average (10 qns)
Fangy_Junes
774 plays
13
The Odd Family Out

For my first Animals quiz, which will focus on mammals, I shall give you an order, and you must decide which family is not part of that order, that is, the odd one out. Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
eburge
381 plays
14
Phylogenetics

A quiz on phylogenetics and some clades/classifications of animals. If you don't know some of these words, then take the quiz and (hopefully) learn something new! Enjoy!
Tough (10 qns)
IronCretin
642 plays
15
Scientific Scientific Names Names

No, it's not a quiz title typo! Many animals have a scientific name that is a repeat of two words, for example the scientific name for the red fox is "vulpes vulpes". Can you match the animals to their repeated scientific name?
Tough (10 qns)
ClarkyB
Dec 22 16
204 plays
16
Scientific Road Kill

I describe a commonly found road kill animal, and you identify the proper scientific name of that animal! Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!
Difficult (10 qns)
ben3
1008 plays
17
Furry Animals and their Families

Match these animals to their scientific family.
Average (10 qns)
bigjohnsludge
Jan 12 17
339 plays
18
A Genius of Genus

For those who like order in their science, taxonomy is the way to go. If you admired Carolus Linnaeus in school, you could qualify as an amateur taxonomist. And after taking this quiz, you might be in a class of your own.
Average (10 qns)
Desdaimil
402 plays
19
Binomial Nomenclature A to Z

Every recognized species of the world has a unique two part name to avoid confusion. I'll give you the common English name for an animal and you pick the correct scientific name for that animal. We'll do one for every letter except 'y' because I say so.
Tough (25 qns)
robinboywonder
1182 plays
20
Scientific Names of Animals

I'll give you the scientific name, you guess the common name. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
carl2613
1773 plays
21
Animal Orders

This is a quiz on the different orders of animals.
Tough (5 qns)
tkelsch
1395 plays
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