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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?
10 Q
Mar 02 13
873 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!
10 Q
Aug 29 13
372 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.
10 Q
Aug 30 09
1260 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.
10 Q
Feb 10 13
1926 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!
15 Q
Apr 06 09
2937 plays
6 Animalia Kingdom
Over evolutionary time, animals have increased in complexity. Here are 10 questions from 9 phyla in the Animalia kingdom. Enjoy!
10 Q
Oct 27 07
1188 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.
10 Q
Jun 22 10
357 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!
10 Q
Jan 06 14
732 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!
10 Q
Feb 12 10
369 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!
10 Q
May 21 07
633 plays
11 I've Got Two Legs
To which taxonomical family do the following bipedal (and limited bipedal) animals belong?
10 Q
May 30 10
2748 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.
10 Q
May 20 10
384 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!
10 Q
Sep 19 07
1008 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.
25 Q
Apr 19 01
1176 plays
15 Scientific Names of Animals
I'll give you the scientific name, you guess the common name. Good luck!
10 Q
May 07 04
1587 plays
16 Animal Orders
This is a quiz on the different orders of animals.
5 Q
Apr 02 02
1374 plays
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Last Updated May 02 15 7:08 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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