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Play Taxonomy and Scientific Names Topic Mash!
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
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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 Q
nannywoo
Mar 02 13
789 plays
2 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 Q
doublemm
Aug 29 13
288 plays
3 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 Q
glendathecat
Aug 30 09
1227 plays
4 "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 Q
looney_tunes
Feb 10 13
1857 plays
5 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 Q
raidersruleall
Apr 06 09
2913 plays
6 Animalia Kingdom
Over evolutionary time, animals have increased in complexity. Here are 10 questions from 9 phyla in the Animalia kingdom. Enjoy!
Tough
10 Q
Matthew_07
Oct 27 07
1170 plays
7 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 Q
doublemm
Jun 22 10
342 plays
8 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 Q
Fangy_Junes
Jan 06 14
699 plays
9 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!
Difficult
10 Q
eburge
Feb 12 10
354 plays
10 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 Q
IronCretin
May 21 07
615 plays
11 I've Got Two Legs
To which taxonomical family do the following bipedal (and limited bipedal) animals belong?
Average
10 Q
lones78
May 30 10
2556 plays
12 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 Q
Desdaimil
May 20 10
360 plays
13 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 Q
ben3
Sep 19 07
990 plays
14 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 Q
robinboywonder
Apr 19 01
1155 plays
15 Scientific Names of Animals
I'll give you the scientific name, you guess the common name. Good luck!
Tough
10 Q
carl2613
May 07 04
1407 plays
16 Animal Orders
This is a quiz on the different orders of animals.
Tough
5 Q
tkelsch
Apr 02 02
1356 plays
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Last Updated Aug 20 14 11:01 AM

Some sample questions from this category:

* Cane Toad, Giant Toad, Marine Toad (see, this is why the binomial classification system exists. Here is one animal with at least three common names)
* Which of the following animals belongs to the order Cetacea?
* Which animal belongs to the order Psittaciformes?
* Which animal belongs to the order Gasterosteiformes?
* Which animal belongs to the order Squamata?


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