Animal Database

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Animal Database
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Animal Database

This is the project page for Animal Database Wiki:Taxonomy. The project's mission is to scientifically catalogue as many biological life forms as possible, including both animals, dinosaurs and other living or extinct creatures.

Participants[]

This project is not easy. Be wary that cataloging animals is no easy task, and neither is cataloging real life forms, as taxomnomy systems are incredibly complex. To indicate that you're participating in the project, simply place the Template:User taxonomy userbox on your page.

Related Categories[]

Kingdoms[]

In biological taxonomy, a domain (also superregnum, superkingdom, or empire) is the highest taxonomic rank of organisms, higher than a kingdom. The four different kingdoms used to classify Animal Database Wiki content are:

  • Animalia: animals

Species Names[]

There is a common error while classifying that many people do by accident. Let's use the Colossal Squid's scientific name for example: "Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni"

As you can see, the species name must use small letters.

  • Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni (Right)
  • Mesonychoteuthis Hamiltoni (Wrong)

Also, while giving your animal a taxon, remember that the species name is made of two words, not only one. For example, the Colossal Squid again:

  • Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni (Right)
  • Hamiltoni (Wrong)

Only the second name alone has no meaning on taxonomy. Remember to put the genus in the front when putting the species name on the template.

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