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.

22,994 Questions

What are the three Domains?

I'm flirting with you guys \ boys.

Animal Life

What is the scientific name for animals that live in water only?

Aquatic animals.

most of the time they say aquatic wildlife, very few will say aquatic animals

Dolphins and Porpoises
Zoology or Animal Biology

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 for sap-sap?

The sapsap refers to a common small slim fish. These belong to the genus Leiognathus. The Leiognathus equulus is a common fish eaten in the Philipines.

Animal Life

What four features are used when classifying animals?

scary, fur baby, worthless, ankle biter

Chickens and Roosters
Cows and Cattle

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 taurusand Bos primigenius indicus as the subspecies of the Aurochs, European-type and Asian/African-type cattle, respectively.

Cows and Cattle
Research Papers

Why do they cut holes in cows for scientific research?

Because it's more humane than having to force a cow to vomit up her feed for you to do research on it. Capsules in a cow doesn't hurt her, and is a much easier access point for researchers to see how the type of feed being fed to her is being mixed, fermented, digested and broken down in her rumen.

Zoology or Animal Biology

What is the scientific classification for a squid?

Anything in the Order Teuthida is considered a "squid". I would need to know the common name of the type of squid in question to answer further.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopodo

Superclass: Decapodiformes

Order: Teuthida

Zoology or Animal Biology

What is the binomial name for a goldfish?

Carassius auratus

Ecology and Bionomics

What is dominance index?

Dominance index = 1-J where J is the evenness of relative diversity (H'/H max) where absolute evenness = 1. It is used to compare the dominance of the same species in different ecosystems.

Plants and Flowers

What is the scientific name for purple roses?

The rose is a type of flowering shrub and the scientific name for purple roses is Rosa.The flowers of the rose grow in many different colors, from the well-known red rose to yellow roses and sometimes white or purple roses.

Jobs & Education

Why are the amoeba and the paramecium not classified as plants?

Because they are single celled organisms.

There are single celled plants like clamydomonas and chlorella. Amoeba and paramecium are not classified as plants because their mode of getting food is not like plants. Rather it resembles more with animals.

Business & Finance
Zoology or Animal Biology

What is the second part of an organism's scientific name?

the species, and it is usually used as an adjective in taxonomy

Literature and Language

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:

[19] 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. [20] 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 speciesformat--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 scientific name of citrus fruits?

Citrus fruits grow on plants of the genus Citrus.

Species include:

Citrus aurantium - Orange

Citrus limon - Lemon

Citrus reticulata - Mandarin Orange


What is the lynx's scientific name?

There are several different types of lynx and each species has its own Latin name:

Lynx Lynx - the Eurasian Lynx

Lynx canadensis - the Canadian Lynx

Lynx pardinus - the Iberian Lynx

Lynx rufus - the famous bobcat (N. America)

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What is an example of a genus?

The genus for a Garter snake is 'Thamnophis'

Reproductive System

What is the scientific name for egg sac?

Every single site I've looked (including the Britannica Encyclopedia) calls it an "egg sac".


What are the two components of every bionomial?

The BINOMIAL in biology is the classification system, in Latin, of every living thing. The first part is the GENUS and the second part is the species, so man is GENUS homo and SPECIES sapiens.


What is the scientific name for arsenic?

Arsenic is an element. The scientific name for arsenic is arsenic.

Arsenic's chemical symbol is: As

It is left to the student to balance the chemical equation of Arsenic and Old Lace.

Zoology or Animal Biology

What is the scientific name for the Bay Anchovy?

''Anchoa Mitchilli''


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.[27] Over a longer period of time, Washoe learned over 800 signs.[28]

Source: National Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University

Typhoid Fever

What is the scientific name for typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever is the scientific name and is caused by the organism Salmonella typhi
salmonela typhi


What is the scientific name of sea snake?

There are many different species of 'sea snake' - if you care to read the Wikipedia page in the related link - you'll see the different species along with their scientific names.

Elements and Compounds

Combustion is a scientific name for?



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