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Biology: Animal Classification

Research on Animal Classification

Selected Standard Subject Terms

Mammals, Vertebrates, etc.

Zoology, Animal diversity

Evolution (Biology)

Nomenclature, Classification

Encyclopedias, Handbooks


You can also search for books about specific organisms using scientific or common names. 

For example:

Aquatic animals






Water birds

Find Books in the Library

Locate books by searching the Catalog or OneSearch (limit to Books or Reference Sources).  You can search for books by author, title, subject, and keyword.

Find Articles in Databases

NOTE!  You are unlikely to find basic classification information in articles.  Articles are going to be studies based on research questions, so they are likely to be in-depth and narrowly focused on particular aspects of an organism.

Top selections for zoology include:

How Books are Groups Together


      Subclass QL – Zoology


QL1-991       Zoology

QL1-355           General Incl. geographical distribution

QL360-599.82      Invertebrates

QL461-599.82             Insects

QL605-739.8        Chordates.  Vertebrates

QL614-639.8               Fishes

QL640-669.3               Reptiles and amphibians

QL671-699                  Birds

QL700-739.8               Mammals

QL750-795           Animal behavior

QL791-795                  Stories and anecdotes

QL799-799.5        Morphology

QL801-950.9        Anatomy

QL951-991           Embryology