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zoology
a branch of biology concerned with the animal kingdom and animal life
zoologists
scientists who study animals
taxonomy
orderly classification of plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
Lepidoptera
latin for "scaled wings" any of a large order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers
species
the most specific grouping used when scientists classify animals
Animal Kingdom
Kingdom Animalia in Latin
a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct animals
phylum
a group of animals sharing one or more major characteristics that set them apart from all other animals one of the main categories in biological classification that ranks above the class and below the kingdom
Chordata
all animals in the animal kingdom with a spine (backbone)
vertebrates
any of a large group of chordates comprising animals typically having a bony or cartilaginous backbone
invertebrates
an animal that lacks a backbone
Arthopoda
the largest phylum of the animal kingdom consists of more than one million known invertebrate species
Annelida
Phylum that contains invertabrate segmented worms
class
a major category in biological classification that is above the order and below the phylum
Aves
the class of birds
Mammalia
Any member of the class of warm-blooded vertebrates that have fur, give birth to babies, and nurse their babies with mothers milk