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  There are 18 quizzes and 195 trivia questions in this category.
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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)
Mar 02 13
942 plays
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)
Jun 26 16
354 plays
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)
Aug 29 13
438 plays
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)
Aug 30 09
1275 plays
"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)
Feb 10 13
1986 plays
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)
Apr 06 09
2964 plays
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)
Oct 27 07
1203 plays
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)
Dec 02 15
219 plays
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)
Jun 22 10
366 plays
I've Got Two Legs

To which taxonomical family do the following bipedal (and limited bipedal) animals belong?
Average (10 qns)
May 30 10
3132 plays
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)
Jan 06 14
762 plays
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)
Feb 12 10
381 plays

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)
May 21 07
636 plays
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)
Sep 19 07
1008 plays
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)
May 20 10
396 plays
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)
Apr 19 01
1179 plays
Scientific Names of Animals

I'll give you the scientific name, you guess the common name. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
May 07 04
1740 plays
Animal Orders

This is a quiz on the different orders of animals.
Tough (5 qns)
Apr 02 02
1389 plays
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