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Biological Sciences 1500: Animal Species: Guide to Finding Information: Home: Phylum, Class, Order, Family

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Try the resources on this page to find information on a phylum, class, order or family.  Often this will lead to finding more information about an animal than searching by genus and species name.

Print Resources

eBooks (highly recommended)

 Kingdoms and Domains: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth 

 Instructions for using this ebook:

  • Select  Read Online
  • Type the name of the phylum for your species in the search box (Note:  if you don't know the phylum search by common or genus species name)
  • Click on the in the By Chapter column to view pages discussing your phylum


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About this Guide

Content selected by
Janice Dysart
Science Librarian
(573) 882-1828

Libguide design by Neil Dazet,
Ellis Library Graduate Reference Assistant

Red Legged Frog, photo by John Bettaso

African Elephant, photo by Gary M. Stolz

Adult Goshawk, photo by W.M. Smith

Diamondback Terrapin, photo by Ryan Hagerty

Hermit Crab, photo by USFWS

Cecropia Moth, photo by Ed Loth

 Mollusk, photo by Craig Stihler

The above images are in the public domain and are from the National Digital Library of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.