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Branches of Zoology

Anthrozoology · Apiology
Arachnology · Cetology
Entomology · Ethology
Herpetology · Ichthyology
Malacology · Mammalogy
Myrmecology · Neuroethology
Ornithology · Paleozoology
Primatology Anthrozoology is the study of human-animal interaction, also described as the science focusing on all aspects of the human-animal bond. ... Apiology (from Greek: api, bee; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the scientific study of honey bees, a subdiscipline of Melittology, which is itself a branch of entomology. ... Arachnology is the scientific study of spiders and related organisms such as scorpions, pseudoscorpions, harvestmen, collectively called arachnids. ... Cetology is the branch of marine mammal science that studies the approximately eighty species of whales, dolphins, and porpoise in the scientific order Cetacea. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Herpetology (from greek: ἑρπετόν, creeping animal and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of reptiles and amphibians. ... Ichthyology (from Greek: ἰχθυ, ikhthu, fish; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish. ... Classes Caudofoveata Aplacophora Polyplacophora - Chitons Monoplacophora Bivalvia - Bivalves Scaphopoda - Tusk shells Gastropoda - Snails and Slugs Cephalopoda - Squids, Octopuses, etc. ... In zoology, mammalogy is the study of mammals – a class of vertebrates with characteristics such as homeothermic metabolism, fur, four-chambered hearts, and complex nervous systems. ... Myrmecology is the scientific study of ants, a branch of entomology. ... Neuroethology (from Greek - neuron meaning from nerves, ethos meaning trait or character, and logos meaning words or study) is the scientific study of animal behaviour with its base in neurology. ... Ornithology (from the Greek ornis = bird and logos = word/science) is the branch of zoology concerned with the scientific study of birds. ... Paleozoology (Greek: paleon = old and zoon = animal) is the branch of paleontology dealing with the recovery and identification of animal remains from archeological (or even geological) contexts, and their use in the reconstruction of past environments and economies. ... Primatology is the study of non-human primates. ...

Notable Zoologists

Georges Cuvier · Charles Darwin
William Kirby · Carolus Linnaeus
Konrad Lorenz · Thomas Say
Georges Cuvier Baron Georges Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert Cuvier (August 23, 1769–May 13, 1832) was a French naturalist and zoologist. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ... William Kirby. ... Carl Linnaeus, Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as  , (May 13, 1707[1] – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist[2] who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. ... Lorenz being followed by his imprinted geese Konrad Zacharias Lorenz (November 7, 1903 in Vienna – February 27, 1989 in Vienna) was an Austrian zoologist, animal psychologist, and ornithologist. ... Thomas Say. ...

History

pre-Darwin This article considers the history of zoology before the theory of evolution proposed by Charles Darwin in 1859. ...


post-Darwin This article considers the history of zoology in the years up to 1912, since the theory of evolution by natural selection proposed by Charles Darwin in 1859. ...

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Entomology, from the Greek: entomo-/εντομο- "that which is cut in pieces or engraved/segmented", hence "insect"; and logos/λόγος, "knowledge",[1] is the scientific study of insects. At some 1.3 million described species, insects account for more than 2/3rds of all known organisms,[2]dating back some 400 million years, and have many kinds of interactions with humans and other forms of life on earth, so it is an important specialty within biology. Though technically incorrect, the definition is sometimes widened to include the study of terrestrial animals in other arthropod groups or other phyla, such as arachnids, myriapods, earthworms, and slugs. Not to be confused with Entomology, the scientific study of insects. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ... The word Animals when used alone has several possible meanings in the English language. ... Subphyla and Classes Subphylum Trilobitomorpha Trilobita - trilobites (extinct) Subphylum Chelicerata Arachnida - spiders,scorpions, etc. ... In biological taxonomy, a phylum (Greek plural: phyla) is a taxon in the rank below kingdom and above class. ... Extant orders Acarina Amblypygi Araneae Opiliones Palpigradi Pseudoscorpionida Ricinulei Schizomida Solifugae Uropygi Wikispecies has information related to: Arachnida Arachnids are a class (Arachnida) of joint-legged invertebrate animals in the subphylum Chelicerata. ... Classes Chilopoda - Centipedes Diplopoda - Millipedes Pauropoda - Pauropods Symphyla - Symphylans Four groups of arthropods—the centipedes, millipedes, pauropods, and symphylans—share a number of common features such as a similar body plan consisting of a head followed by an elongate trunk with many legs. ... For the LPG album, see The Earthworm (album). ... This article is about Terrestrial Slugs. ...


Like several of the other fields that are categorized within zoology, entomology is a taxon-based category; any form of scientific study in which the organisms studied happen to be insects is, by definition, entomology. Entomology therefore includes a cross-section of topics as diverse as molecular genetics, behavior, biomechanics, biochemistry, systematics, physiology, developmental biology, ecology, morphology, paleontology, anthropology, robotics, agriculture, nutrition, and more. Zoology (from Greek: ζῴον, zoion, animal; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals. ... A taxon (plural taxa), or taxonomic unit, is a grouping of organisms (named or unnamed). ... Molecular genetics is the field of biology which studies the structure and function of genes at a molecular level. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Biomechanics is the research and analysis of the mechanics of living organisms or the application and derivation of engineering principles to and from biological systems. ... Biochemistry (from Greek: , bios, life and Egyptian kēme, earth[1]) is the study of the chemical processes in living organisms. ... Biological systematics is the study of the diversity of life on the planet earth, both past and present, and the relationships among living things through time. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Views of a Foetus in the Womb, Leonardo da Vinci, ca. ... For the journal, see Ecology (journal). ... The term morphology in biology refers to the outward appearance (shape, structure, colour, pattern) of an organism or taxon and its component parts. ... Paleontology, palaeontology or palæontology (from Greek: paleo, ancient; ontos, being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of prehistoric life forms on Earth through the examination of plant and animal fossils. ... Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of humanity. ... Robotics is the science and technology of robots, their design, manufacture, and application. ... The Nutrition Facts table indicates the amounts of nutrients which experts recommend you limit or consume in adequate amounts. ...

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History of entomology

Entomology is rooted in nearly all human cultures from prehistoric times, primarily in the context of agriculture (esp. biological control and beekeeping), but scientific study began only as recently as the 16th century. The list of entomologists through recorded history is enormous, and includes such notable figures as Charles Darwin, Vladimir Nabokov, Karl von Frisch (winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, E. O. Wilson. Entomology has even entered popular modern culture; Gil Grissom on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV show is an entomologist, who is played by actor William Petersen. Timeline of Entomology Timeline of Entomology - Prior to 1800 Timeline of Entomology - 1800-1850 Timeline of Entomology - 1850-1900 Timeline of Entomology - Post 1900 History of Classification Early Classifications Many different classifications were proposed by early entomologists. ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... Prehistory (Greek words προ = before and ιστορία = history) is the period of human history prior to the advent of writing (which marks the beginning of recorded history). ... Biological control of pests and diseases Overview A key belief of the organic gardener is that diversity furthers health. ... Beekeeping, tacuinum sanitatis casanatensis (14th century) Honey seeker depicted on 6000 year old cave painting near Valencia, Spain Beekeeping (or apiculture, from Latin apis, a bee) is the practice of intentional maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in hives, by humans. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... This is a list of entomologists, persons who have studied entomology, the study of insects. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, pronounced ) (April 22 [O.S. April 10] 1899, Saint Petersburg – July 2, 1977, Montreux) was a Russian-American, Academy Award nominated author. ... Karl von Frisch 1961 Karl Ritter von Frisch (November 20, 1886 – June 12, 1982) was an Austrian ethologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973, along with Nikolaas Tinbergen and Konrad Lorenz. ... Emil Adolf von Behring was the first person to receive the Nobel Prize in physiology or Medicine, for his work on the treatment of diphtheria. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Edward Osborne Wilson (b. ... Gilbert Gil Grissom, Ph. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... William Louis Petersen (born February 21, 1953) is an American actor, known for playing Gil Grissom on CSI. // Petersen was born in Evanston, Illinois to parents who worked in the furniture business. ...


Identification of insects

Insects other than Lepidoptera are typically identifiable only through the use of Identification keys and Monographs. Because the class Insecta contains a very large number of species and the characters separating them are unfamiliar, and often subtle (or invisible without a microscope), this is often very difficult even for a specialist. The order Lepidoptera is the second most speciose order in the class Insecta and includes the butterflies, moths and skippers. ... An identification key, also known as a dichotomous key, is a method of deducing the correct species assignment of a living thing. ... A monograph is a scholarly book or a treatise on a single subject or a group of related subjects. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Symphypleona - globular springtails Subclass Archaeognatha (jumping bristletails) Subclass Dicondylia Monura - extinct Thysanura (common bristletails) Subclass Pterygota Diaphanopteroidea - extinct Palaeodictyoptera - extinct Megasecoptera - extinct Archodonata - extinct Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Blattodea (cockroaches) Mantodea (mantids) Isoptera (termites) Zoraptera Grylloblattodea Dermaptera (earwigs) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets... Robert Hookes microscope (1665) - an engineered device used to study living systems. ...


Insect identification is an increasingly common hobby, with butterflies and dragonflies being the most popular. Superfamilies and families Superfamily Hedyloidea: Hedylidae Superfamily Hesperioidea: Hesperiidae Superfamily Papilionoidea: Papilionidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Lycaenidae Riodinidae A butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera. ... This article is about the insect. ...


Taxonomic specialization

Part of a large beetle collection
Part of a large beetle collection

Many entomologists specialize in a single order or even a family of insects, and a number of these subspecialties are given their own informal names, typically (but not always) derived from the scientific name of the group: Download high resolution version (800x605, 164 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Linnaean taxonomy Entomology ... Download high resolution version (800x605, 164 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Linnaean taxonomy Entomology ... For other uses, see Beetle (disambiguation). ...

Apiology (from Greek: api, bee; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the scientific study of honey bees, a subdiscipline of Melittology, which is itself a branch of entomology. ... Apiology (from Greek: api, bee; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the scientific study of bees, a branch of entomology. ... For other uses, see Western honey bee and Bee (disambiguation). ... A beetle Coleopterology is the scientific study of beetles (insects of the order Coleoptera). ... For other uses, see Beetle (disambiguation). ... Suborders Nematocera(Eudiptera) Brachycera Green bottle fly Flesh fly Fannia a lesser house fly (unidentified species) Dolichopodidae (unidentified species) Diptera (di - two, ptera – wings), or true flies, is the order of insects in which the hind wings are reduced to halteres. ... Fly can refer to any of the following things: A fly (plural flies) is any species of insect of the order Diptera. ... Infraorders Enicocephalomorpha Dipsocoromorpha Gerromorpha Nepomorpha Leptopodomorpha Cimicomorpha Pentatomomorpha Heteroptera is a group of about 40,000 species of insects (also called true bugs) in the order Hemiptera. ... For other uses, see Moths A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. ... Superfamilies and families Superfamily Hedyloidea: Hedylidae Superfamily Hesperioidea: Hesperiidae Superfamily Papilionoidea: Papilionidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Lycaenidae Riodinidae A butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera. ... Myrmecology is the scientific study of ants, a branch of entomology. ... For other uses, see Ant (disambiguation). ... Orthopterology is the scientific study of grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, and other insects of the order Orthoptera. ... For other uses, see Grasshopper (disambiguation). ... Subfamilies See Taxonomy section Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as true crickets), are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers and more closely related to katydids or bush crickets (family Tettigoniidae). ... Insects of the order Trichoptera. ...

Organizations

Like other scientific specialties, entomologists have a number of local, national, and international organizations. There are also many organizations specializing in specific subareas.

The Amateur Entomologists Society (AES) is a UK organisation for people interested in insects. ... Deutsches Entomologisches Institut or German Entomological Institute is a German Society devoted to the study of insects. ... The Entomological Society of America (ESA) was founded in 1889 and today has more than 6,000 members, including educators, extension personnel, consultants, students, researchers, and scientists from agricultural departments, health agencies, private industries, colleges and universities, and state and federal governments. ... The Entomological Society of Canada or Société d’Entomologie du Canada is one of Canadas most historical scientific societies. ... The Royal Belgian Entomological Society is based in Brussels is devoted to the study of entomology. ... The Royal Entomological Society of London or , formerly, Entomological Society of London is devoted to insect study. ... The Société Entomologique de France, or French Entomological Society is devoted to the study of insects. ... The Netherlands Entomological Society (Dutch: Nederlandse Entomologische Vereniging, abbreviated NEV) was founded in 1845 for the purpose of improving and promoting entomology in the Netherlands. ... The Entomological Society of Japan (Japanese: 日本昆虫学会) was founded in 1917 for the purpose of improving and promoting entomology in Japan. ...

Museums

Many museums contain very large and important insect collections. Here is a list of some of the most important.


Europe

Naturhistorisches Museum at Maria-Theresien-Platz, Vienna Naturhistorisches Museum Wien The Naturhistorisches Museum (Museum of Natural History) is a large museum located in Vienna, Austria. ... The Muséum national dHistoire naturelle (MNHN) is the French national museum of natural history. ... The Museum für Naturkunde (in English, the Museum of Natural History), widely known as the Humboldt Museum of Berlin, is the first national museum in the world, with a massive collection of more than 25 million zoological, paleontological, and minerological specimens, including more than ten thousand type specimens. ... For other similarly-named museums see Museum of Natural History. ... The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) is an ethnographical and natural history museum in Tervuren in the suburbs of Brussels, Belgium. ... The National Museum of Natural History,Leiden or Naturalis, originated from the merger of the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie (abbreviated RMNH) and the Rijksmuseum van Geologie en Mineralogie (abbreviated RGM) in 1984. ... The Swedish Museum of Natural History (in Swedish Naturhistoriska riksmuseet), in Stockholm, was founded in 1819 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, but goes back to the collections acquired mostly through donations by the Academy since its foundation in 1739. ... The Zoological Collection of the Russian Academy of Science is in St. ... Zoologische Staatssammlung München or ZSM or The Bavarian State Collection of Zoology or is a major German research institution for zoological systematics. ...

United States

Inside the National Museum of Natural History, underneath the rotunda. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the state. ... The California Academy of Sciences is one of the ten largest natural history museums in the world. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago The Field Museum of Natural History, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, sits on Lake Shore Drive next to Lake Michigan, part of a scenic complex known as Museum Campus Chicago. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opened in Exposition Park in 1913 as the Museum of History, Science, and Art. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was founded in 1812 to expand knowledge of the natural world. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... The University of Kansas Natural History Museum is a division of the KU Biodiversity Institute. ... Lawrence is a river city in and the seat of Douglas County, Kansas, United States, 41 miles (66 km) west of Kansas City, along the banks of both the Kansas (Kaw) and Wakarusa Rivers. ... The University of Nebraska State Museum, which is popularly known as Elephant Hall, is a natural history museum featuring Nebraska biodiversity, paleontology, and cultural diversity. ... Nickname: Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Chris Beutler Area  - City 195. ... The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University was founded by the philanthropist George Peabody in 1866 at the behest of his nephew Othniel Charles Marsh, the early paleontologist. ... This article is about the city in Connecticut. ... The Museum of Comparative Zoology, part of the Harvard University Museum of Natural History complex, was founded by Louis Agassiz in 1859. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ...

Canada

The Royal Ontario Museum, commonly known as the ROM (rhyming with Tom), is a major museum for world culture and natural history in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The east face of the Victoria Memorial Museum Building The Canadian Museum of Nature (French: Musée canadien de la nature) is a natural history museum in Ottawa, Canada. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The Montréal Insectarium is an attraction showing off a large quantity of insects from all around the world. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ...

See also

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Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... This is a list of entomologists, persons who have studied entomology, the study of insects. ... The following is a list of entomological journals and magazines: Belgium Phegea Ireland Irish Naturalists Journal Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographic Society Sweden Entomologisk tidskrift Switzerland Bulletin romand d’Entomologie (Entomological Bulletin of the French speaking part of Switzerland) Entomologische Berichte Luzern (Entomological Notes of Lucerne) Mitteilungen der Entomologischen Gesellschaft... Almost every country has featured insects on stamps. ... Ethnoentomolgy is the study of the relationship between insects and people. ...

For further reading

  • Chiang, H.C. and G. C. Jahn 1996. Entomology in the Cambodia-IRRI-Australia Project. (in Chinese) Chinese Entomol. Soc. Newsltr. (Taiwan) 3: 9-11.
  • Davidson, E. 2006. Big Fleas Have Little Fleas: How Discoveries of Invertebrate Diseases Are Advancing Modern Science University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 208 pages, ISBN 0-8165-2544-7.
  • Triplehorn, Charles A. and Norman F. Johnson (2005-05-19). Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects, 7th edition, Thomas Brooks/Cole. ISBN 0-03-096835-6. — a classic textbook in North America.

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Footnotes

  1. ^ Liddell, Henry George and Robert Scott (1980). A Greek-English Lexicon (Abridged Edition). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-910207-4. 
  2. ^ Chapman, A. D. (2006). Numbers of living species in Australia and the World, 60pp. ISBN 978-0-642-56850-2. 

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