of Living Things
A tutorial introducing the principles of taxonomy with
a focus on human classification categories.
Species on EE Link
to environmental education resources
on the web concerning endangered and
Mammal Species of the World
Developed by the Dept.of Systematic Zoology, at the
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, this site contains
the names of
the 4,629 currently recognized species of mammals, in a taxonomic hierarchy
that includes Order,
Family, Subfamily, and Genus.
Species is published regularly by the
American Society of Mammalogists. Each
account summarizes the current understanding
of the biology of a single species,
including systematics, distribution,
fossil history, genetics, anatomy, physiology,
behavior, ecology, and conservation.
PDF files of the first 631 accounts
are now available at this website