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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?
nannywoo gold member
Mar 02 13
1089 plays
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!
Aug 29 13
573 plays
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?
gracious1 gold member
Jun 26 16
1170 plays
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.
Aug 30 09
1506 plays
match quiz  Geographical Scientific Names cool 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?
eburge editor
Aug 26 18
198 plays
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.
looney_tunes editor
Feb 10 13
2196 plays
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!
Apr 06 09
3045 plays
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!
Oct 27 07
1245 plays
trivia quiz  Taxonomy is Not For Wimps 10 questions
Average, 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.
Jun 22 10
396 plays
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?
lones78 gold member
May 30 10
3411 plays
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?
Jan 12 17
558 plays
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.
Dec 02 15
264 plays
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?
Dec 22 16
369 plays
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!
eburge editor
Feb 12 10
411 plays
trivia quiz  Phylogenetics 10 questions
Average, 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!
May 21 07
666 plays
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!
Jan 06 14
813 plays
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.
May 20 10
432 plays
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!
Sep 19 07
1029 plays
match quiz  Furry Animals and their Families 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bigjohnsludge, Jan 12 17

Match these animals to their scientific family.
bigjohnsludge gold member
Jan 12 17
426 plays
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.
AlexT781 gold member
Mar 09 17
318 plays
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.
Apr 19 01
1218 plays
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!
May 07 04
1866 plays
trivia quiz  Animal Orders 5 questions
Tough, 5 Qns, tkelsch, Apr 02 02

This is a quiz on the different orders of animals.
Apr 02 02
1413 plays
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