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trivia quiz  Bikini Bottom Fauna Files Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Mar 02 13

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?
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nannywoo gold member
Mar 02 13
1044 plays
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trivia quiz  Etymologies of Wee Beasties Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Aug 29 13

Etymology and animals - two of my favourite things. Here are ten questions about scientific names of various animals. Enjoy!
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doublemm
Aug 29 13
561 plays
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match quiz  Wild Mammals, But Orderly Editor choice cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, gracious1, Jun 26 16

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?
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gracious1 gold member
Jun 26 16
1083 plays
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trivia quiz  You Named WHAT after me? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, glendathecat, Aug 30 09

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.
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glendathecat
Aug 30 09
1503 plays
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photo quiz  "Animal animal" Animals cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Feb 10 13

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
looney_tunes editor
Feb 10 13
2163 plays
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trivia quiz  Scientific Names cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, raidersruleall, Apr 06 09

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!
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raidersruleall
Apr 06 09
3033 plays
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match quiz  Geographical Scientific Names 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, eburge, Aug 26 18

Can you match these ten descriptions of animals to their scientific names, each of which is derived from a place or region?
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eburge editor
Aug 26 18
171 plays
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trivia quiz  Animalia Kingdom 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Matthew_07, Oct 27 07

Over evolutionary time, animals have increased in complexity. Here are 10 questions from 9 phyla in the Animalia kingdom. Enjoy!
Tough
Matthew_07
Oct 27 07
1236 plays
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trivia quiz  Taxonomy is Not For Wimps 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, doublemm, Jun 22 10

Taxonomy is for many people, but wimps are not amongst them! Take this quiz and look at what types of people taxonomy *is* for.
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doublemm
Jun 22 10
393 plays
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trivia quiz  I've Got Two Legs 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lones78, May 30 10

To which taxonomical family do the following bipedal (and limited bipedal) animals belong?
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lones78 gold member
May 30 10
3366 plays
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trivia quiz  Double Latin 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, canonbash, Dec 02 15

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.
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canonbash
Dec 02 15
264 plays
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trivia quiz  Phylogenetics 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, IronCretin, May 21 07

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
IronCretin
May 21 07
660 plays
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trivia quiz  The Odd Family Out 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, eburge, Feb 12 10

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
eburge editor
Feb 12 10
402 plays
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trivia quiz  Scientific Names for Animals 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Fangy_Junes, Jan 06 14

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!
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Fangy_Junes
Jan 06 14
810 plays
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trivia quiz  Scientific Road Kill 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, ben3, Sep 19 07

I describe a commonly found road kill animal, and you identify the proper scientific name of that animal! Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!
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ben3
Sep 19 07
1026 plays
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match quiz  A "Tax"-ing Quiz 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Jan 12 17

Taxonomically speaking, can you match the animal with its correct Latin adjective?
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nyirene330
Jan 12 17
513 plays
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trivia quiz  A Genius of Genus 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Desdaimil, May 20 10

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.
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Desdaimil
May 20 10
426 plays
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match quiz  Scientific Scientific Names Names 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ClarkyB, Dec 22 16

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?
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ClarkyB gold member
Dec 22 16
339 plays
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match quiz  Furry Animals and their Families 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bigjohnsludge, Jan 12 17

Match these animals to their scientific family.
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bigjohnsludge gold member
Jan 12 17
414 plays
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match quiz  A Name So Nice You Have To Say It Twice 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, AlexT781, Mar 09 17

Sometimes an animal has a scientific name that is the same word repeated, for example the moose is Alces alces. Match each animal's common name with its duplicated scientific name.
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AlexT781 gold member
Mar 09 17
312 plays
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trivia quiz  Binomial Nomenclature A to Z 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, robinboywonder, Apr 19 01

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.
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robinboywonder
Apr 19 01
1209 plays
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trivia quiz  Scientific Names of Animals 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, carl2613, May 07 04

I'll give you the scientific name, you guess the common name. Good luck!
Average
carl2613
May 07 04
1833 plays
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trivia quiz  Animal Orders 5 questions
Tough, 5 Qns, tkelsch, Apr 02 02

This is a quiz on the different orders of animals.
Tough
tkelsch
Apr 02 02
1410 plays
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