Animals

Animals, a diverse group of living organisms that consume other organisms for energy, have been a constant source of companionship, production, support, and sustenance for much of human history. Maintaining balance in our ecosystems, all animals are connected by the various important roles they play in making the environment function properly and it is the responsibility of humans to preserve and protect these fragile systems. The following collections of animal families provide an overview of the large range of varieties, sizes, and characteristics of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects that coexist with humans on Earth. We will be continuing to expand our guides over time to cover in further detail the particular distinctions between the many forms of animal life in the world.

Animal Families & Genera

Animal Families and Genera is a subcategory which illustrates a sub-grouping of animals based on their taxonomic families and genera. Animal Families is the sixth of eight biological taxonomic ranks, and specifically refers to a grouping or sub grouping of animals. On the order of biological ranks, Families are between Order and Genus. Animal families are more specific than an animal order or class, yet not as specific as animal genus. Common animal families include domesticated animals such as dogs, cats and turtles, as well as a wide variety of other animals including bears, snakes, and whales. The following collections have been organized to better understand and browse Animals by Families and Genera.

African Insectivores
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African Insectivores | Afroinsectiphilia
Anteaters
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Anteaters | Vermilingua
Antelopes
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Antelopes | Antilopinae 
Apes
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Apes | Hominoidea
Arachnids
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Arachnids | Arachnida
Armadillos
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Armadillos | Cingulata
Baleen Whales
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Baleen Whales | Mysticeti
Bats
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Bats | Chiroptera
Bears
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Bears | Ursidae
Big Cats
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Big Cats
Birds of Prey
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Birds of Prey | Raptors
Bovines
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Bovines | Bovinae
Caecilians
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Caecilians | Apoda
Camelids
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Camelids | Camelidae
Caprids
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Caprids | Caprinae
Cats
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Domestic Cats
Cephalopods
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Cephalopods | Cephalopoda
Corals
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Corals | Anthozoa
Crocodilians
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Crocodilians | Crocodilia
Crustaceans
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Crustaceans | Crustacea
Deer
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Deer | Cervids
Dinosaurs
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Dinosaurs | Dinosauria
Dogs
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Dogs | Dog Breeds
Eels
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Eels | Anguilliformes
Elephants
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Elephants | Elephantidae
Equines
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Equines | Equidae
Eulipotyphla
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Eulipotyphla
Freshwater Fish
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Freshwater Fish
Frogs
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Frogs | Anura
Gamefowl
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Gamefowl | Galliformes
Gastropods
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Gastropods | Gastropoda
Giraffoids
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Giraffoids | Giraffoidea
Herpestids
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Herpestids | Herpestoidea
Hippos
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Hippos | Hippopotamidae
Horses
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Horses | Horse Breeds
Hyraxes
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Hyraxes | Hyracoidea
Insects
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Insects | Insecta
Jellyfish
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Jellyfish | Medusozoa
Lagomorphs
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Lagomorphs | Lagomorpha
Lemuriforms
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Lemuriforms | Lemuriformes
Lizards
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Lizards
Marsupials
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Marsupials | Marsupialia
Monotremes
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Monotremes | Monotremata
Mustelids
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Mustelids | Mustelidae
Myriapods
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Myriapods | Myriapoda
New World Monkeys
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New World Monkeys
Old World Monkeys
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Old World Monkeys
Penguins
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Penguins | Spheniscidae
Pigs
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Pigs | Suidae
Procyonids
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Procyonids | Procyonidae
Rays
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Rays | Batoidea
Rhinos
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Rhinos | Rhinocerotidae
Rodents
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Rodents | Rodentia
Salamanders
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Salamanders | Salamandridae
Saltwater Fish
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Saltwater Fish
Sea Cows
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Sea Cows | Sirenia
Seabirds
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Seabirds | Marine Birds
Seals
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Seals | Pinnipedia
Sharks
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Sharks | Selachii
Shorebirds
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Shorebirds | Charadriiformes
Sloths
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Sloths | Folivora
Snakes
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Snakes | Serpentes
Songbirds
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Songbirds | Passeri
Sponges
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Sponges | Porifera
Tapirs
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Tapirs | Tapiridae
Toothed Whales
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Toothed Whales | Odontoceti
Treeshrews
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Treeshrews | Scandentia
True Dogs | Canini
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True Dogs | Canini
Turtles
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Turtles | Testudines
Viverrids
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Viverrids | Viverridae
Vulpines
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Vulpines | Vulpini
Waterfowl
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Waterfowl | Anseriformes
Worms
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Worms

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Dogs
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Dogs | Dog Breeds
Dogs
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Dogs | Dog Breeds
Cats
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Domestic Cats
Cats
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Domestic Cats
Lizards
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Lizards
Lizards
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Lizards
True Dogs | Canini
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True Dogs | Canini
Bears
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Bears | Ursidae
Bears
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Bears | Ursidae
Penguins
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Penguins | Spheniscidae
Penguins
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Penguins | Spheniscidae
Dinosaurs
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Dinosaurs | Dinosauria
Dinosaurs
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Dinosaurs | Dinosauria
Bovines
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Bovines | Bovinae
Bovines
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Bovines | Bovinae
Rays
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Rays | Batoidea
Rays
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Rays | Batoidea
Sharks
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Sharks | Selachii
Sharks
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Sharks | Selachii
Insects
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Insects | Insecta
Insects
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Insects | Insecta
Worms
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Worms
Worms
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Worms
Deer
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Deer | Cervids
Deer
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Deer | Cervids
Frogs
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Frogs | Anura
Frogs
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Frogs | Anura
Snakes
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Snakes | Serpentes
Snakes
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Snakes | Serpentes
Bats
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Bats | Chiroptera
Bats
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Bats | Chiroptera
Jellyfish
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Jellyfish | Medusozoa
Jellyfish
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Jellyfish | Medusozoa
Horses
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Horses | Horse Breeds
Horses
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Horses | Horse Breeds
Crustaceans
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Crustaceans | Crustacea
Crustaceans
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Crustaceans | Crustacea
Turtles
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Turtles | Testudines
Turtles
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Turtles | Testudines
Hippos
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Hippos | Hippopotamidae
Hippos
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Hippos | Hippopotamidae
Seals
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Seals | Pinnipedia
Seals
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Seals | Pinnipedia
Corals
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Corals | Anthozoa
Corals
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Corals | Anthozoa
Elephants
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Elephants | Elephantidae
Elephants
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Elephants | Elephantidae
Sloths
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Sloths | Folivora
Sloths
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Sloths | Folivora
Eels
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Eels | Anguilliformes
Eels
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Eels | Anguilliformes
Apes
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Apes | Hominoidea
Apes
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Apes | Hominoidea
Crocodilians
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Crocodilians | Crocodilia
Crocodilians
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Crocodilians | Crocodilia
Birds of Prey
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Birds of Prey | Raptors
Birds of Prey
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Birds of Prey | Raptors
Rhinos
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Rhinos | Rhinocerotidae
Rhinos
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Rhinos | Rhinocerotidae
Sea Cows
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Sea Cows | Sirenia
Sea Cows
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Sea Cows | Sirenia
Cephalopods
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Cephalopods | Cephalopoda
Cephalopods
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Cephalopods | Cephalopoda
Songbirds
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Songbirds | Passeri
Songbirds
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Songbirds | Passeri
Sponges
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Sponges | Porifera
Sponges
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Sponges | Porifera
Tapirs
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Tapirs | Tapiridae
Tapirs
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Tapirs | Tapiridae
Salamanders
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Salamanders | Salamandridae
Salamanders
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Salamanders | Salamandridae
Arachnids
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Arachnids | Arachnida
Arachnids
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Arachnids | Arachnida
Armadillos
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Armadillos | Cingulata
Armadillos
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Armadillos | Cingulata
Monotremes
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Monotremes | Monotremata
Monotremes
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Monotremes | Monotremata
Freshwater Fish
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Freshwater Fish
Freshwater Fish
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Freshwater Fish
Rodents
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Rodents | Rodentia
Rodents
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Rodents | Rodentia
Saltwater Fish
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Saltwater Fish
Saltwater Fish
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Saltwater Fish
Gastropods
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Gastropods | Gastropoda
Gastropods
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Gastropods | Gastropoda
Pigs
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Pigs | Suidae
Pigs
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Pigs | Suidae
Myriapods
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Myriapods | Myriapoda
Myriapods
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Myriapods | Myriapoda
Waterfowl
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Waterfowl | Anseriformes
Waterfowl
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Waterfowl | Anseriformes
Big Cats
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Big Cats
Big Cats
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Big Cats
Marsupials
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Marsupials | Marsupialia
Marsupials
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Marsupials | Marsupialia
Mustelids
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Mustelids | Mustelidae
Mustelids
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Mustelids | Mustelidae
Anteaters
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Anteaters | Vermilingua
Anteaters
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Anteaters | Vermilingua
Seabirds
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Seabirds | Marine Birds
Seabirds
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Seabirds | Marine Birds
Equines
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Equines | Equidae
Equines
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Equines | Equidae
Antelopes
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Antelopes | Antilopinae 
Antelopes
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Antelopes | Antilopinae 
Camelids
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Camelids | Camelidae
Camelids
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Camelids | Camelidae
Caecilians
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Caecilians | Apoda
Caecilians
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Caecilians | Apoda
Toothed Whales
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Toothed Whales | Odontoceti
Toothed Whales
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Toothed Whales | Odontoceti
Old World Monkeys
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Old World Monkeys
Gamefowl
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Gamefowl | Galliformes
Gamefowl
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Gamefowl | Galliformes
Baleen Whales
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Baleen Whales | Mysticeti
Baleen Whales
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Baleen Whales | Mysticeti
Hyraxes
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Hyraxes | Hyracoidea
Hyraxes
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Hyraxes | Hyracoidea
Viverrids
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Viverrids | Viverridae
Viverrids
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Viverrids | Viverridae
Lagomorphs
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Lagomorphs | Lagomorpha
Lagomorphs
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Lagomorphs | Lagomorpha
Shorebirds
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Shorebirds | Charadriiformes
Shorebirds
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Shorebirds | Charadriiformes
New World Monkeys
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New World Monkeys
Procyonids
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Procyonids | Procyonidae
Procyonids
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Procyonids | Procyonidae
Treeshrews
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Treeshrews | Scandentia
Treeshrews
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Treeshrews | Scandentia
Eulipotyphla
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Eulipotyphla
Eulipotyphla
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Eulipotyphla
Vulpines
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Vulpines | Vulpini
Vulpines
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Vulpines | Vulpini
Caprids
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Caprids | Caprinae
Caprids
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Caprids | Caprinae
Lemuriforms
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Lemuriforms | Lemuriformes
Lemuriforms
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Lemuriforms | Lemuriformes
Herpestids
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Herpestids | Herpestoidea
Herpestids
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Herpestids | Herpestoidea
African Insectivores
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African Insectivores | Afroinsectiphilia
Giraffoids
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Giraffoids | Giraffoidea
Giraffoids
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Giraffoids | Giraffoidea

Animal Orders

Animal Orders are subcategories which specifically refer to a grouping or sub-grouping of animals based on their taxonomic characteristics. On the order of biological ranks, Animal Orders is between Class and Family, and is the fifth of eight biological taxonomic ranks. There are 19 orders of mammals in the world, most living in North America. These orders include Order Cetacea, which is made up of whales who have a form of teeth. These orders also include meat eating Carnivora, which includes dogs and wolves, and order Artiodactyla, which includes giraffes and farm cattle. The following collections have been organized to better understand and browse the collections of animals by their orders.

Canines | Canidae
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Canines | CanidaeCanines | Canidae
Felines | Felidae
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Felines | FelidaeFelines | Felidae
Odd-Toed Ungulates
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Odd-Toed Ungulates | PerissodactylaOdd-Toed Ungulates | Perissodactyla
Even-Toed Ungulates
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Even-Toed Ungulates | ArtiodactylaEven-Toed Ungulates | Artiodactyla
Bovids
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Bovids | BovidaeBovids | Bovidae
Primates
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PrimatesPrimates
Carnivorans
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Carnivorans | CarnivoraCarnivorans | Carnivora
Cetaceans
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Cetaceans | CetaceaCetaceans | Cetacea
Glires
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GliresGlires
Afrotheres
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Afrotheres | AfrotheriaAfrotheres | Afrotheria
Xenarthrans
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Xenarthrans | XenarthraXenarthrans | Xenarthra
Water Birds
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Water BirdsWater Birds
Terrestrial Birds
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Terrestrial BirdsTerrestrial Birds
Bony Fish
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Bony Fish | OsteichthyesBony Fish | Osteichthyes
Cartilaginous Fish
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Cartilaginous Fish | ChondrichthyesCartilaginous Fish | Chondrichthyes
Squamates
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Squamates | SquamataSquamates | Squamata
Arthropods
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Arthropods | ArthropodaArthropods | Arthropoda
Mollusks
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Mollusks | MolluscaMollusks | Mollusca
Cnidarians
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Cnidarians | CnidariaCnidarians | Cnidaria

Animal Classes

Animal Classes is a subcategory which illustrates a taxonomic sub-grouping of animals. On the order of biological ranks, Animal Classes is between Phylum and Order, and is the fourth of eight biological taxonomic ranks. Animal Classes are generally subjective and can vary depending on the animal or taxonomist who is specifying the animal. Popularly, there are five major animal classes which include mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. The following collections have been organized to better understand and browse the collections of animals by their specific classes.

Mammals
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Mammals | MammaliaMammals | Mammalia
Birds
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BirdsBirds
Fish
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FishFish
Reptiles
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ReptilesReptiles
Amphibians
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AmphibiansAmphibians
Invertebrates
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InvertebratesInvertebrates

Animal Habitats & Biomes

Animal Habits and Biomes is a subcategory which describes the typical spaces and places which animals occupy during events or for the majority of their lifetimes. Animal Habitats can vary depending on an animal's unique needs, and often times animal habitats and biomes overlap to form essential co-dependencies and ecosystems which create what is lovingly referred to as "the circle of life." The following Animal collections have been organized to better understand and browse Animals by their specific Habitats & Biomes.

Grassland Animals
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Grassland | Plains AnimalsGrassland | Plains Animals
Forest Animals
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Forest AnimalsForest Animals
Rainforest Animals
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Rainforest AnimalsRainforest Animals
Mountain | Alpine Animals
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Mountain | Alpine AnimalsMountain | Alpine Animals
Desert Animals
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Desert AnimalsDesert Animals
Arctic Animals
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Arctic AnimalsArctic Animals
Swamp | Wetland Animals
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Swamp | Wetland AnimalsSwamp | Wetland Animals
Estuary Animals
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Estuary AnimalsEstuary Animals
Coastal Animals
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Coastal AnimalsCoastal Animals
Freshwater Animals
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Freshwater AnimalsFreshwater Animals
Coral Reef Animals
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Coral Reef AnimalsCoral Reef Animals
Oceanic | Marine Animals
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Oceanic | Marine AnimalsOceanic | Marine Animals
Deep Sea Creatures
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Deep Sea CreaturesDeep Sea Creatures
Farm Animals
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Farm AnimalsFarm Animals
Pets | Companion Animals
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Pets | Companion AnimalsPets | Companion Animals
Extinct Animals
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Extinct AnimalsExtinct Animals
Endangered Species
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Endangered Species | AnimalsEndangered Species | Animals
Hybrid Animals
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Hybrid AnimalsHybrid Animals