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

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Use the resources on this page to find information on an animal's phylum, class, order or family.  This will lead to more general information about an animal than searching by genus and species name.

Taxonomic Classification

Use the following resources to find the phylum, class, order and family for your animal species.

Print Resources

eBook (highly recommended)

eBook (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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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

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