Outline of zoology

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to zoology:

Zoology – study of animals. Zoology, or "animal biology", is the branch of biology that relates to the animal kingdom, including the identification, structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct, and how they interact with their ecosystems. The term is derived from Ancient Greek word ζῷον (zōon), i.e. "animal" and λόγος, (logos), i.e. "knowledge, study".[1] To study the variety of animals that exist (or have existed), see list of animals by common name and lists of animals.

Essence of zoology[edit]

Branches of zoology[edit]

Branches by group studied[edit]

By nature of studies[edit]

  • Anthrozoology - study of interaction between humans and other animals
  • Behavioral ecology - study of environmental effects on animal behaviors
  • Endocrinology - study of endocrine systems
  • Ethology - study of animal behaviour, usually with a focus on behaviour under natural conditions, and viewing behaviour as an evolutionarily adaptive trait
    • Neuroethology - study of animal behavior and its underlying mechanistic control by the nervous system
  • Paleozoology - the branch of Paleontology that studies animal remains
  • Zooarchaeology - study of animal remains in relation to ancient people
  • Zoogeography - Zoogeography is the scientific study of geographical distribution of animal species (both historic and contemporary) in the world
  • Zoography - Zoography is study of animals and their habitats (also known as descriptive zoology)
  • Zoometry - is a sub-division of zoology that deals with measurements (length or size) of animal parts
  • Zootomy - Human Anatomy is the study of the structure of humans and their various parts whereas Zootomy specifically refers to animal anatomy
  • Zoomorphology - The morphology of animals

History of zoology[edit]



Taxonomy of Animalia[edit]

Kingdom: Animalia

General zoology concepts[edit]

Notable zoologists[edit]

In alphabetical order by surname:

Zoology lists[edit]

Further reading[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "zoology". Online Etymology Dictionary.

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