scientific-classification

“Spiders aren’t bugs!”

LISTEN THE FUCK UP, FUCKTRUCK, “BUG” ISN’T AN OFFICIAL SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

IS IT CREEPY? IS IT CRAWLY? IS IT THE STUFF OF MY NIGHTMARES? IT’S A FUCKIN BUG AND IT NEEDS TO GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY HOUSE

Kingdom: Animal

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Repitila (?)

Order: Dragonia

Family: Wyvern

Genus: Dovah

Species: Frost Dragon

I am very passionate in my insistence that Wyverns ARE dragons, albeit a specific type. Asian dragons would be a Family. Lundwyrms would be a Family. Western dragons would be a Family. And all of them are under the Dragon Order

asexualpretzel asked:

So, what's the difference between lizards and iguanas?

Good question!

The word “lizard” is commonly used to refer to any reptile. So, that means an iguana is a lizard, right? Well, if you’re just talking to your friend, sure, but technically, an iguana is not a lizard.

Lizard, or Lacertilia, is a suborder belonging to the order Squamata. Iguanas, on the other hand, are their own genus, belonging to the suborder Iguania. Iguania also belongs to Squamata though, so they are related fairly closely.

Don’t worry too much about calling iguanas “lizards” by accident. I’m sure they won’t mind.
-thelambdacache

Throughout the greater part of the eighteenth century, principles of scientific classification testified to a mixture of theocratic, rationalist, and protoevolutionist systems of thought. Translated into principles of museological display, the result was the table, not the series, with species being arranged in terms of culturally codified similarities/dissimilarities in their external appearances rather than being ordered into temporally organized relations of precession/
succession. The crucial challenges to such conceptions came from developments within geology and biology, particularly where their researches overlapped in the stratigraphical study of fossil remains.
However, the details of these developments need not concern us here. So far as their implications for museums were concerned, their main significance was that of allowing for organic life to be conceived and represented as a temporally ordered succession of different forms of life where the transitions between them were accounted for not as a result of external shocks (as had been the case in the eighteenth century) but as the consequence of an inner momentum inscribed within the concept of life itself.
—  Tony Bennett, “The Exhibitionary Complex,” New Formations, No.4 (Spring 1988), pg.90 (x)
About Me

Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Superclass: Tetrapoda
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Theria
Infraclass: Eutheria
Order: Primates
Suborder: Anthropoidea
Infraorder: Catarrhini
Superfamily: Homonoidea
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Tribe: Hominini
Genus: Homo
Species: sapiens
Subspecies: sapiens

YES! I am so HAPPY! I’ve been blundering around the internet; no one seems to have an appreciation for the actual definition of the Latin and greek words being used in scientific classification which is making my research difficult and annoying. but I stumbled upon the most perfect page ever! A nearly complete list of taxonomic etymologies for classification! YES!!!

Check it out Taxonomic Etymologies

I’m so excited! Knowing what I’m writing and seeing in nature is going to be so much easier to find a mnemonic reference to.

anonymous asked:

Literally: "The latin prefix bi- does indeed indicate two or both, however the “both” indicated in the word bisexual are merely homosexual (lit. same sex) and heterosexual (lit. different sex). Let’s be clear, the scientific classification bisexual only addresses the physical, biological sex of the people involved, not the gender-presentation."

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anonymous asked:

imagine ford discovering that pluto is not a planet anymore; ford sending an angry letter to nasa

no, ford is not sentimental about space rocks. he is a scientist, he knows that science changes with the times and must be updated to fit new discoveries. he knows that opinions do not change scientific classification.

anonymous asked:

I bet you have the hairiest asshole, you zodiac titted fucker.

Calm your Eurasian Blue Tit

The Eurasian blue tit is a small passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The bird is easily recognisable by its blue and yellow plumage, but various authorities dispute their scientific classification.

Scientific name: Cyanistes caeruleus

Caucasian people are from the Caucasus region. Referring to Europeans as Caucasians is in the same tier as the archaic scientists who did bullshit stuff like divide the Europeans into sub races and used really awful terms as scientific classifications for other races which on today’s terms are considered very offensive.

If you’re white you are white.

I don’t see or understand why this is still such a perpetuated concept in today’s society.

I’m white, not Caucasian. Please remember this other European people.

anonymous asked:

butterflies are pretty ok in my opinion

thank u 4 this honestly…..i feel pretty ehh about rhopalocera
(u learn something new every day…..and ig tht something 4 me today was the scientific classification 4 butterflies??)