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Zoology

Zoology


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Zoology is "the scientific study of animals," according to the Oxford Dictionary of Biology, 4th ed, 2000. Entomology is treated separately in its own section, since it has traditionally been treated as a separate discipline. The other branches of zoology such as ornithology or nematology are not separated in this section; rather, the arrangement is by type of material following the pattern established earlier.

 

Abstracts and Indexes


Associations


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Atlases, Checklists, and Identification Manuals

There are a large number of identification tools, including atlases, manuals, faunas, and field guides. This section annotates only a select portion of them. See the General Sources chapter for descriptions of the major field guide series, for instance. Anatomical atlases are listed under Handbooks, below.

 


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Classification, Nomenclature, and Systematics


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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


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Guides to Internet Resources

The Web is a treasure trove of taxonomic information for animals of all kinds. Many of the Web pages are very technical in nature, and are often specialized. However, some popular groups such as birds or mammals are featured in many Web sites aimed at amateurs. The major taxonomic sites such as the Tree of Life that cover both plants and animals are covered in the General Sources chapter.


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