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.

Bears
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Bears | Ursidae
Camelids
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Camelids | Camelidae
Big Cats
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Big Cats
Vulpini
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Vulpini | Fox-like Canids
Eulipotyphla
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Eulipotyphla
Whales
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Whales
Dinosaurs
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Dinosaurs | Dinosauria
Sharks
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Sharks | Selachii
Domestic Cats
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Domestic Cats
Primates
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Primates
Turtles | Tortoises
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Turtles | Tortoises | Testudines
Horses
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Horses | Horse Breeds
Crocodilia
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Crocodilia
Dolphins
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Dolphins
Deer
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Deer | Cervids
Dogs
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Dogs | Dog Breeds
Cattle | Bovine
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Cattle | Bovine | Bovinae
Rays
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Rays | Batoidea
Penguins
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Penguins | Spheniscidae
Pigs
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Pigs | Suidae
Cephalopods
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Cephalopods | Cephalopoda
Saltwater Fish
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Saltwater Fish
Elephants
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Elephants | Elephantidae
Equine | Equidae
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Equine | Equidae
Lagomorphs
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Lagomorphs | Lagomorpha
Marsupials
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Marsupials | Marsupialia
Rodents
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Rodents | Rodentia
Freshwater Fish
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Freshwater Fish
Canini
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Canini | Dog-like Canids
Snakes
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Snakes | Serpentes
Frogs | Toads
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Frogs | Toads | Anura
Lizards
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Lizards
Bats
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Bats | Chiroptera
Insects
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Insects
Seabirds
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Seabirds | Shorebirds
Crustaceans
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Crustaceans | Crustacea
Waterfowl
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Waterfowl | Anseriformes
Caecilians
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Caecilians | Apoda
Birds of Prey
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Birds of Prey
Mustelids
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Mustelids | Mustelidae
Porifera | Sponges
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Porifera | Sponges
Songbirds | Perching Birds
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Songbirds | Perching Birds
Pinnipeds
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Pinnipeds
Giraffidae
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Giraffidae | Giraffids
Arachnids
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Arachnids
Salamanders
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Salamanders | Salamandridae
Landfowl | Game Birds
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Landfowl | Game Birds | Galliformes
Viverridae
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Viverridae | Viverrids
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
Vulpini
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Vulpini | Fox-like Canids
Vulpini
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Vulpini | Fox-like Canids
Domestic Cats
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Domestic Cats
Domestic Cats
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Domestic Cats
Canini
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Canini | Dog-like Canids
Canini
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Canini | Dog-like Canids
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
Deer
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Deer | Cervids
Deer
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Deer | Cervids
Dolphins
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Dolphins
Dolphins
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Dolphins
Horses
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Horses | Horse Breeds
Horses
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Horses | Horse Breeds
Sharks
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Sharks | Selachii
Sharks
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Sharks | Selachii
Snakes
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Snakes | Serpentes
Snakes
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Snakes | Serpentes
Cattle | Bovine
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Cattle | Bovine | Bovinae
Cattle | Bovine
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Cattle | Bovine | Bovinae
Bats
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Bats | Chiroptera
Bats
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Bats | Chiroptera
Rays
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Rays | Batoidea
Rays
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Rays | Batoidea
Frogs | Toads
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Frogs | Toads | Anura
Frogs | Toads
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Frogs | Toads | Anura
Turtles | Tortoises
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Turtles | Tortoises | Testudines
Birds of Prey
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Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey
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Birds of Prey
Elephants
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Elephants | Elephantidae
Elephants
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Elephants | Elephantidae
Insects
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Insects
Insects
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Insects
Whales
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Whales
Whales
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Whales
Primates
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Primates
Primates
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Primates
Crustaceans
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Crustaceans | Crustacea
Crustaceans
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Crustaceans | Crustacea
Worms
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Worms
Worms
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Worms
Equine | Equidae
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Equine | Equidae
Equine | Equidae
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Equine | Equidae
Porifera | Sponges
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Porifera | Sponges
Lizards
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Lizards
Lizards
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Lizards
Crocodilia
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Crocodilia
Crocodilia
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Crocodilia
Salamanders
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Salamanders | Salamandridae
Salamanders
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Salamanders | Salamandridae
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
Pigs
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Pigs | Suidae
Pigs
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Pigs | Suidae
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
Cephalopods
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Cephalopods | Cephalopoda
Cephalopods
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Cephalopods | Cephalopoda
Waterfowl
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Waterfowl | Anseriformes
Waterfowl
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Waterfowl | Anseriformes
Arachnids
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Arachnids
Arachnids
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Arachnids
Songbirds | Perching Birds
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Songbirds | Perching Birds
Lagomorphs
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Lagomorphs | Lagomorpha
Lagomorphs
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Lagomorphs | Lagomorpha
Seabirds
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Seabirds | Shorebirds
Seabirds
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Seabirds | Shorebirds
Caecilians
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Caecilians | Apoda
Caecilians
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Caecilians | Apoda
Landfowl | Game Birds
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Landfowl | Game Birds | Galliformes
Pinnipeds
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Pinnipeds
Pinnipeds
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Pinnipeds
Camelids
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Camelids | Camelidae
Camelids
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Camelids | Camelidae
Giraffidae
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Giraffidae | Giraffids
Giraffidae
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Giraffidae | Giraffids
Viverridae
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Viverridae | Viverrids
Viverridae
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Viverridae | Viverrids
Eulipotyphla
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Eulipotyphla
Eulipotyphla
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Eulipotyphla
Arachnids
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Arachnids
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
Caecilians
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Caecilians | Apoda
Camelids
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Camelids | Camelidae
Canini
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Canini | Dog-like Canids
Cattle | Bovine
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Cattle | Bovine | Bovinae
Cephalopods
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Cephalopods | Cephalopoda
Crocodilia
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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
Dolphins
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Dolphins
Domestic Cats
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Domestic Cats
Elephants
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Elephants | Elephantidae
Equine | Equidae
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Equine | Equidae
Eulipotyphla
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Eulipotyphla
Freshwater Fish
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Freshwater Fish
Frogs | Toads
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Frogs | Toads | Anura
Giraffidae
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Giraffidae | Giraffids
Horses
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Horses | Horse Breeds
Insects
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Insects
Lagomorphs
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Lagomorphs | Lagomorpha
Landfowl | Game Birds
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Landfowl | Game Birds | Galliformes
Lizards
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Lizards
Marsupials
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Marsupials | Marsupialia
Mustelids
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Mustelids | Mustelidae
Penguins
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Penguins | Spheniscidae
Pigs
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Pigs | Suidae
Pinnipeds
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Pinnipeds
Porifera | Sponges
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Porifera | Sponges
Primates
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Primates
Rays
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Rays | Batoidea
Rodents
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Rodents | Rodentia
Salamanders
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Salamanders | Salamandridae
Saltwater Fish
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Saltwater Fish
Seabirds
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Seabirds | Shorebirds
Sharks
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Sharks | Selachii
Snakes
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Snakes | Serpentes
Songbirds | Perching Birds
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Songbirds | Perching Birds
Turtles | Tortoises
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Turtles | Tortoises | Testudines
Viverridae
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Viverridae | Viverrids
Vulpini
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Vulpini | Fox-like Canids
Waterfowl
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Waterfowl | Anseriformes
Whales
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Whales
Worms
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Worms

Animal Orders

Animal Orders are subcategories which specifically refer to a grouping or sub0grouping 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.

Even-Toed Ungulates
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Even-Toed UngulatesEven-Toed Ungulates
Mollusks
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Mollusks | MolluscaMollusks | Mollusca
Cetaceans
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Cetaceans | CetaceaCetaceans | Cetacea
Bovids | Bovidae
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Bovids | BovidaeBovids | Bovidae
Canidae | Canines
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Canidae | CaninesCanidae | Canines
Odd-Toed Ungulates
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Odd-Toed UngulatesOdd-Toed Ungulates
Felidae | Felines
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Felidae | FelinesFelidae | Felines
Cartilaginous Fish
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Cartilaginous Fish | ChondrichthyesCartilaginous Fish | Chondrichthyes

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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MammalsMammals
Reptiles
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ReptilesReptiles
Fish
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FishFish
Birds
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BirdsBirds
Invertebrates
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InvertebratesInvertebrates
Amphibians
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AmphibiansAmphibians

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.

Farm Animals
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Farm AnimalsFarm Animals
Grassland Animals
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Grassland | Plains AnimalsGrassland | Plains Animals
Pets | Companion Animals
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Pets | Companion AnimalsPets | Companion Animals
Extinct Animals
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Extinct | Prehistoric AnimalsExtinct | Prehistoric Animals
Desert Animals
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Desert AnimalsDesert Animals
Rainforest Animals
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Rainforest AnimalsRainforest Animals
Arctic Animals
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Arctic AnimalsArctic Animals
Forest Animals
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Forest AnimalsForest Animals
Safari Animals
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Safari AnimalsSafari Animals
Oceanic | Marine Animals
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Oceanic | Marine AnimalsOceanic | Marine Animals
Mountain | Alpine Animals
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Mountain | Alpine AnimalsMountain | Alpine Animals
Freshwater Animals
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Freshwater AnimalsFreshwater Animals