Biological Taxonomy

If you can identify exactly what these are in cases where genus and species are missing, please let me know! Also, if you see any errors, let me know, and I'll fix them promptly. I have made extensive use of resources like the Tree of Life Web Project and University of Michigan's Animal Diversity Web, and of course my mom who has helped with many of these, particularly the birds and arthropods.

One thing I've learned from this is that there is not universal agreement on the exact structure of the tree. As an example, ADW has Blattaria and Mantidae as families in the Dictyoptera order, whereas other sources list them as I have below, in their own separate orders.

I now have around 100 different species of animals listed below, though I haven't been able to identify about a quarter of them. I found some great resources for plants (such as the USDA's Plants Database), so I decided to start classifying my plant photos.

If you hover your mouse over pretty much anything below, you should get some extra bits of information to help you keep track of where you are in the hierarchy.

Update: The categories are now collapsed to make this page a bit more useful. You can still expand them all or click on a category to expand it.