The area of the biological sciences devoted to the identification, naming, and classification of organisms in an ordered system is called taxonomy. Classification is made according to apparent common characteristics that indicate natural relationships. Taxonomy includes the science and laws or principles of classification.
Asked in Animal Life, Taxonomy
What is the scientific name for animals that live in water only?
What do Humans and dolphins have in common?
Both are mammals, so both have mammary glands, and hair on their skin, and they have 7 cervical vertebrae as humans do. They are touted to be one of the only 3 animals that mate for pleasure (humans, dolphins, bonobos), and socially with many partners as many humans do. They also mate face to face unlike other animals. Dolphins do give birth to live young, and as mammals, they nurse their young with breast milk. They have very high communication skills amongst themselves. They are very social and prefer to live in pods rather than alone. Females will create a communal/ family creche for the young, so that others may go to hunt and feed. They show emotions of happines and sadness. They mourn the death of a member of the pod, especially an offspring. They also display working in teams to achieve a common goal. When hunting, they create tight balls of sardines by circling and herding them, and then diving straight through them to feed. Pods are very protective of each other and sometimes show compassion, and may adopt a young out of another pod if it has been left behind or lost its mother. Additionally, they have mirror neurons, being able to pass the mirror test and detect themselves in a mirror. Mirror neurons may also indicate empathy. In short, they display more "human" emotions and behaviors than any other non-primate mammal.
What is the scientific name or taxonomic classification for Domestic Cattle?
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Subclass: Cleria Infraclass: Theria Order: Artiodactyla Suborder: Cetruminantia Infraorder: Pecora Family: Bovidae Subfamily: Bovinae Tribe: Bovini Genus: Bos Species: Bos primigenius Subspecies: Bos primigenius taurus and Bos primigenius indicus Collectively, cattle are classified as Bos primigenius, with sub-classifications or subspecies being Bos primigenius taurus for the Temperate or European-type cattle and Bos primigenius indicus for the Tropical or Asian/African-type humped cattle. In the past the Aurochs (a true wild descendant of the domesticated bovines of today), Temperate and Tropical cattle were classified as three separate species: Bos primigenius, Bos taurus and Bos indicus, respectively. As new evidence is revealed about the history of the domestication of cattle and what their ancestors really were as well as how genetically close Bos taurus and Bos inidicus cattle are linked together, it is more proper to define them collectively as Bos primigenius as the species, and Bos primigenius primigenius, Bos primigenius taurus and Bos primigenius indicus as the subspecies of the Aurochs, European-type and Asian/African-type cattle, respectively.
Asked in Animal Life, Taxonomy
What four features are used when classifying animals?
Asked in Cows and Cattle, Research Papers, Taxonomy
Why do they cut holes in cows for scientific research?
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Squid, Taxonomy
What is the scientific classification for a squid?
Asked in Plants and Flowers, Taxonomy, Roses
What is the scientific name for purple roses?
Asked in Jobs & Education, Taxonomy
Why are the amoeba and the paramecium not classified as plants?
Asked in Literature and Language, Taxonomy
Why did Linnaeus compare himself to Adam?
(I'm just speculating here, not having any familiarity (either first-hand or hand-me-down) with any comment Linnaeus offered in explanation of comparing himself to Adam.) (Let me put that opening disclaimer more simply. I'm just guessing. What I'm about to offer as a possible explanation, is not coming from any real knowledge of any explanation Linnaeus himself may have given; or any other real knowledge of anything an expert on Linnaeus has said.) That being said, it seems to me there's a fairly obvious reason Linnaeus might have compared himself to Adam. Talking about ADAM, the bible (Genesis 2:19-20 ESV) says:  Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.  The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. Carl Linnaeus, the 18th-century Swedish botanist and zoologist, developed the innovative and thoughtful system of naming the many reproductively, structurally, and ecologically distinct types (each of the different "species," as we now call them, thanks to CL) of plants and animals, etc.; and of placing them in a hierarchical system of classification which--with the benefit of some improvements in some of the principles by which biological beings are classified, made possible by advances in our knowledge and understanding of the diversity of forms of life--was received by scientists as a highly useful tool, and is widely used in the biological sciences to this day. In Linnaeus' system, plants and animals were given binomial (or "two-name") names, the first name giving the genus (the second smallest group of near relations to which a given type of organism is found to belong) of which a type of organism is a reproductively (and structurally, and functionally) distinct type. The second name gives the species to which all the individual plant or animal specimins belong, as first-relations, which allows them to be given a name that so clearly identifies what they are and what they are not that, for nearly all purposes, we humans know what specific animal or plant type we're talking about when they are referred to by their genus and, especially, species names. Linnaeus clever hiercharchical classificational (taxonomical) system makes it possible to take every living individual creature and say -- according to structural, relational, and evolutionary (many would say) principles -- first what is the largest classificational grouping into which it can knowledgeably be placed (its kingdom, be it plant, animal, or (I think?) protist); and then what successively smaller classicificational groupings it can be found to. The result is a very useful prospective understanding of where a creature type comes in on the tree which represents how closely or distantly-related different animal- or plant- or protist-types, are; how they are branched off from each other, at which point of specialization ... (speaking either of their defining structures, functional modalities, and inter-reproductive viability; or, if you assume the truth of the evolutionary theory of speciation, of the aforementioned traits and a creature-type's path of evolutionary development) ... are more or less general groupings of creatures most insightfully seen as representing alternatives, as creature-types, to their nearest relational groupings. Apparently, whatever Linnaeus may have called himself, the parallel between the observant, thoughtful, and productive 18th-century Swede, and the First Man of the Genesis-account of the origin of the fully human being (Adam) was striking enough that "The Second Adam" was among the many complimentary sobriquets Linnaeus' eminent admirers dreamed up for him. So, to state it bluntly (at last!), Linnaeus found himself surveying the vast diversity of distinct creature-types, and, like Adam, deciding--in his extremely compelling genus species format--what they should be called. Whatever names Man/Adam may have originally chosen for the creatures that came before him, after Linnaeus (and his devoted followers), many of us, when we think in terms of a creature's proper name, think: Felis Leo,
What is the second part of an organism's scientific name?
What is the lynx's scientific name?
Asked in Chimpanzees, Taxonomy
What is the taxonomy for chimpanzee?
Chimpnazee taxonomy: Suborder: Haplorrini Infraorder: Simiformes SuperfamilY: Hominoidea Genus: Pan Species: Pan troglodytes Subspecies: P.t.schweinfurthii, P.t.troglodytes,P.t.vellerosus,P.t.verus Chimpanzees are 1 of the 2 extant species of the genus Pan.They are generally separate in their from the other Pan species-Bonobos_ by the Congo River.Bonobos are a distinctly different,markedly smaller. Chimpanzees are members of the Hominidae family, along with gorillas,humans, and orangutans. Chimpanzees split from human evolution about 6 million years ago and the two chimpanzee species are the closest living relatives to humans, all being members of the Hominini tribe (along with extinct species of Hominina subtribe). Chimpanzees are the only known members of the Panina subtribe. The two Pan species split only about one million years ago.species. Scientists have long been fascinated with the studies of language, believing it to be a unique human cognitive ability. To test this hypothesis, scientists have attempted to teach human language to several species ofgreat apes. One early attempt by Allen and Beatrice Gardner in the 1960s involved spending 51 months teaching American Sign Language to a chimpanzee named Washoe. The Gardners reported that Washoe learned 151 signs, and that she had spontaneously taught them to other chimpanzees. Over a longer period of time, Washoe learned over 800 signs. Source: National Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University