scientific name and family name of animals?
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
Since all life forms on Earth are related to each other, they are placed on the phylogenetic tree of life.
• Tree of Life poster:
» webpage – http://www.tellapallet.com/tree_of_life.htm
Taxonomy is the science of classification of all living things. It is used with different ranks, the lowest of which are species and sub-species, while the highest rank is the Kingdom. Each Kingdom has many smaller groups in it, called Phyla; each Phylum has more smaller groups in it, called Classes. This pattern looks like branches on a tree with smaller branches growing from them. At the end of the pattern, the ranks (Genera) are very small. Then each species in the Genus is given its own name. These are the major ranks used in taxonomy:
Kingdom ► Phylum ► Class ► Order ► Family ► Genus ► Species
For any particular animal, biological binomial nomenclature is how species are named. As the word “binomial” suggests, the name of a species is made by using two words: the Genus name and the species description. The Family is the next major rank above Genus. Sometimes minor ranks are interposed between these major ranks (such as ‘Superfamily’ and ‘Subfamily’on either side of Family).
» Taxonomy – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxonomy
» Taxonomic rank – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxonomic_rank
» Binomial nomenclature – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binomial_nomenclature
Let’s take we humans as an example:
Kingdom: Animalia – an animal,
Phylum: Chordata – with a backbone;
Class: Mammalia – a mammal,
Order: Primates – a primate,
Family: Hominidae – a great ape,
Tribe: Hominini – cousin to chimps & bonobos,
Genus: Homo – descended from Homo habilis;
Species: Homo sapiens – “knowing man”.
» from ‘Human’ – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_sapiens
If you’d like ‘More Info’ clickable links to the above, see Dalinian’s previous ‘Best Answer’ here:
So for humans, our “scientific name” is Homo sapiens, and our “family name” is Hominidae.
The People’s Encyclopaedia is usually very good in giving a full taxonomic description for any particular animal species. For example, take a look at our closest cousins:
• Common Chimpanzee
— “scientific name” is Pan troglodytes, and “family name” is Hominidae
Thank you for the opportunity to help broaden your understanding, and to give you some pointers for further exploration,
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- Dakota RisingLv 610 years ago
Animals are in the kingdom Animalia.
Here is a list of all the phylums in Animalia :
Some classes are : Mammalia, Aves, Reptilia, Amphibia, Insecta , Arachnida , and Crustacea.
There are many orders, such as Ledidoptera ( Moths and Butterflies) and Diptera ( Flies, Midges, Mosquitoes, Gnats) all in the Class Insecta.
Anyway, I suggest you take a look at the links below :
- Anonymous10 years ago
what are you trying to get answered here
- ?Lv 710 years ago
Any animals in particular.................