Please Help--Classifying Organism

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Poison
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Post by Poison » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:13 pm

Search it as: "scientific name of cat".
Or you can use the genus I've given: "Felis"
I just did, there are web sites. :)
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Post by Squawkbox » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:15 pm

try cat or dog

both are easy to find if google is your friend!
and they are the same for the first 4 in the list :D
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Post by vsevilla » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:20 pm

Squawkbox wrote:try cat or dog

both are easy to find if google is your friend!
and they are the same for the first 4 in the list :D


Black Widow Spider *common name
Latrodectus mactans* Species
Latrodectus*Genus
Theridiidae*Family
Araneae* Order
Arachnida*Class


Is this correct?
*Veronica

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Post by Squawkbox » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:29 pm

try- taxonomic name for cat
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Post by Squawkbox » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:38 pm

looks right but im no expert
* dont forget kingdom and phylum if u are asked to go all the way back

i usually list them the other way up tho i dont think it matters and if it does someone will probs tell you-thats just the way is was taught
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Post by ZakaSPFC » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:26 pm

Hate to do the work for you but here is a northern river otter

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Lontra
species: canadensis
Sadattay, Whattata Respec.

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Post by Beetle » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:16 pm

Hey, insects are not that complicated! :?

Here`s one common american butterfly:
Monarch butterfly - common name
Danaus plexippus - scientific (latin) name (genus and species) (always italic or underlined)
Danaidae - familia
Macrolepidoptera - subordo
Lepidoptera - ordo
Insecta - classis
Arthropoda - phylum
Animalia - kingdom

If you need you can dug up more subcategories.
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