Species List

Species List

The following is the list of species that appear in the poems in Kingdom Animalia: The Escapades of Linnaeus.  They are classified according to today’s conventions, rather than Linnaeus’.   Species are arranged in descending order by phylum and class, then in alphabetical order by order, family, and species. This is the order of arrangement adopted in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Please bear with me while I spend the next few years sorting out the formatting on this page.

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PHYLUM   CHORDATA

CLASS MAMMALIA –  MAMMALS                                                   

Order Artiodactyla — Even-toed ungulates, antelope          

Family Bovidae
          Bos taurus  (cow/ox)                                           Lessons in Zoology
          Gazella spp. (gazelle)                                          Sapphire
          Ovis aries (sheep)                                                The Minister speaks

Family Suidae
          Sus scrofa domesticus (pig)                                 Dear Evelyne
                                                                                      None On You

Order  Carnivora— Carnivores
Family Canidae—dogs and wolves
          Canis lupus (grey wolf)                                         On Reflection
          Canis lupus familiaris (dog)                                  Ode to a Kuri
                                                                                       Hens
                                                                                       Harvest
                                                                                       East London
                                                                                       My Year of the Ant Gardens
                                                                                       Crunch (collie)

Family Felidae—cats
            Felis catus (domestic cat)                                  Order Rodentia
                                                                                       The Icon Dies
                                                                                       Electric Ice Cream
                                                                                       Sheathbill (Persian)
                                                                                       Harvest

Family Ursidae—bears                                                      On Reflection
          Ursus maritimus (polar bear)                                Giant

Order Chiroptera—Bats                                                         

Family Vespertilionidae
          Pipistrellus pipistrellus (pipistrelle)                    Because I love you

Order Lagomorpha—Hares and rabbits
Family Leporidae (rabbits)                                             Study

Order Perissodactyla— Horses, rhinoceroses, tapirs
Family Equidae
          Equus africanus asinus (donkey)                         Study
                                                                                      Les Frères
          Equus caballus + E. asinus (mule)                        Three Hummingbirds
          Equus ferus caballus (horse)                               East London

Order: Pholidota—Pangolins
Family  Manidae
          Manis spp. (pangolins)                                         Ode to a Kuri

Order Primates—Apes, monkeys  
Family Hominidae
          Ardipithecus                                                   You Don’t See Many of Those Around Here 
          Australopithecus                                            You Don’t See Many of Those Around Here
          Homo erectus                                                 You Don’t See Many of Those Around Here
          Homo sapiens neanderthalensis (Neanderthal Woman)
                                                                                You Don’t See Many of Those Around Here
          Homo sapiens sapiens  (humans, incl. Cro-Magnon  Woman)                 Descent
                                                                                 You Don’t See Many of Those Around Here
Order Rodentia
—Rodents
Family Caviidae
             Cavia porcellus (guinea pig)                              My Year of the Ant Gardens

Family  Muridae—Mice, rats
               Mus musculus (house mouse)                         Order Rodentia
               Rattus
spp. (rat)                                             Order Rodentia

Family Sciuridae—Ground squirrels, tree  squirrels       
                Sciurus carolinensis
(grey squirrel)                Les Frères

Order Soricomorpha
Family Talpidae – moles                                                  Worm


CLASS AVES—BIRDS                                                       The Skeleton Ending
Order Anseriformes— Waterfowl
Family Anatidae—Ducks, geese, swans
           Anas  platyrhynchos (mallard)                             Sanctuary
                                                                                      The Woman who Swims with the Jellyfish

Order Apodiformes— Swifts, hummingbirds
Family Trochilidae—Hummingbirds                                   Three Hummingbirds

Order Charadriiformes— Shorebirds and relatives
Family Laridae—Gulls                                                         Snapper
Family Chionidae
          Chionis alba (sheathbill)                                         Sheathbill

Order Coraciiformes –Kingfishers, bee-eaters, hornbills
Family Halcyonidae – tree kingfishers
          Todiramphus sanctus (sacred kingfisher)                 He has your eyes

Order Columbiformes – Doves and pigeons
Family Columbidae
          Raphus cucullatus (dodo)                                   You don’t see many of those around here

Order  Falconiformes— Eagles, falcons, hawks, vultures
Family Accipitridae—Hawks, eagles                                  The Escapades of Linnaeus   Part I
          Harpagornis moorei (Haast’s eagle)                   You don’t see many of those around here

Order Galliformes— Megapodes, curassows, pheasants, quails
Family Phasianidae
          Gallus gallus domesticus (chicken)                       Hens
                                                                                       The Glass Rooster

Order PasseriformesPerching birds
Family Artamidae
          Cracticus tibicen (Australian magpie)                    Magpie

Family Callaeidae
          Heteralocha acutirostris (huia)                                Huia

Family Hirundinidae – swallows                                            The Escapades of Linnaeus Part VI

Family Meliphagidae
          Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae (tui)                   Sanctuary

Family Motacillidae
          Anthus novaeseelandiae (pipit)                              Crunch

Family Turdidae
          Turdus merula (common blackbird)                       Reading the Entrails with Magritte
                                                                                          Worm

Order PelecaniformesWater birds
Family: Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants, shags)                     Sanctuary

Order: Psittaciformes
—Parrots                                        Reading the Entrails with Magritte
Family Psittacidae
           Agapornis spp. (lovebirds)                              The Escapades of Linnaeus Part II

          Melopsittacus undulatus (budgerigar)                Reading the Entrails with Magritte

Family  Nestoridae
          Nestor meridionalis (kākā)                                 Sanctuary
          Strigops habroptila (kākāpō)                           The Escapades of Linnaeus  Part II

Order Sphenisciformes— Penguins
Family Spheniscidae—Penguins                                    Sheathbill

Order Struthioniformes – Ratites
Family Dinorthidae (moa)                                            The Minister Speaks

CLASS REPTILIA—REPTILES
           

 Order Crocodylia— Alligators, caimans, crocodiles
Family Alligatoridae—Alligators, caimans
          Alligator mississippiensis                                   Gator

Order Ornithischia – bird-hipped dinosaurs
Family Ceratopsidae
          Triceratops sp.                                          You Don’t See Many of Those Around Here

Order Rhynchocephalia— Tuatara
Family Sphenodontidae—Tuatara
          Sphenodon spp. tuatara                                    The Minister Speaks

Order Sauria—Lizards
Family Gekkonidae  (geckoes)                                        Monitor
Family Scincidae (skinks)                                               Monitor
Family Varanidae —Carnivorous lizards
          Varanus spp.(monitor lizards)                              Monitor

Order Saurischia – lizard-hipped dinosaurs
Family Diplodocidae
          Apatosaurus sp (brontosaurus)                        You Don’t See Many of Those Around Here

Order Squamata—Snakes                                                      What am I?
                                                                                             Fishing for Gold
Family Colubridae
          Dispholidus typus (Boomslang)                        Strike
Family Elapidae
          Naja spp. (cobras)                                              Strike
          Oxyuranus spp. (taipans)                                    Strike
Family Pythonidae (pythons)                                         Strike
                                                                                             A Life Blighted by Pythons
Family Viperidae – vipers, adders                                  Strike

Order Testudines—Turtles, tortoises
FamilyCheloniidae—Marine turtles
          Cheloniidae spp. (sea turtles)                         Tags: Tone, Poem, Purpose

CLASS  AMPHIBIA—AMPHIBIANS                                                  
          Gerobatrachus hottoni (“frogamander”)       You Don’t See Many of Those Around Here

Order Anura—Frogs, toads                                     Global warning
                                                                                           You Don’t See Many of Those Around Here

Order Caudata—Salamanders                    You Don’t See Many of Those Around Here
Family Ambystomatidae (mole salamanders)
                 Ambystoma mexicanum (axolotl)                   Zot and the Axolotls
Family Cryptobranchidae—Giant salamanders

CLASS ELASMOBRANCHII—SHARKS                               Fishing for Gold
                                                                                      Harvest
                                                                                      Museum Piece
Order Rajiformes—Skates
Family Dasyatidae    (stingray)                                       The Adultress, The Cuckold & The Fish

Family Myliobatidae  (eagle ray)                                      Shaft

Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae (dogfish sharks)                                      On Old Olympus’ Towering Top

CLASS  ACTINOPTERYGII—FISH
Order Anguilliformes – eels                                                A Life Blighted by Pythons

Order Cypriniformes—Carps, minnows and loaches
Family Cyprinidae—carps                                                How to catch carp by moonlight

          Carassius auratus (goldfish)                               Fishing for Gold

Order Lophiiformes—Anglerfish                                    Anglerfish

Order Osmeriformes
Family Galaxiidae (whitebait)                                        A Life Blighted by Pythons

Order Perciformes—Perches  
Family Polyprionidae
          Polyprion oxygeneios (hapuka/hapuku)              The Adultress, The Cuckold & The Fish

Family Scombridae
          Thunnus spp. (tuna)                                            Giant

Family Sparidae
          Pagrus auratus (snapper)                                  Snapper

Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Soleidae (sole)                                                   Snapper

Order Tetradontiformes

Family Diodontidae (porcupine fish)                             Museum Piece

 CLASS SARCOPTERYGII—LUNGFISHES                                      

Order Coelacanthiformes— Coelacanths
Family Latimeriidae
          Latimeria spp. (coelacanths)                             East London

PHYLUM  ECHINODERMATA

CLASS ASTEROIDEA – STARFISH
                                    Crunch

CLASS ECHINOIDEA
Order Spatangoidea (heart urchins)                           Museum Piece

CLASS  OPHIUROIDEA  (brittle stars)                           Enlightenment

PHYLUM   ANNELIDA
CLASS HIRUDINOIDEA LEECHES
Order Arhynchobdellida
Family Hirudinidae
          Hirudo medicinalis   (medicinal leech)                 The Leech Lurks

CLASS CLITELLATA—WORMS
Order: Haplotaxida
          Suborder: Lumbricina (earthworms)                   Worm

PHYLUM   MOLLUSCA
CLASS BIVALVIA—CLAMS, MUSSELS
 Order OstreoidaOysters
Family Ostreidae                                                            Museum Piece
Family Pectinidae (scallops)                                          Pectinidae

CLASS  GASTROPODA—SNAILS AND CONCHES
Order PulmonataSnails and slugs
Family Rhytididae        Powelliphanta (amber snails)       Giant

PHYLUM  PLATYHELMINTHES—FLATWORMS
CLASS CESTODATapeworms                                          we do not live alone

PHYLUM  ARTHROPODA
CLASS ARACHNIDA SCORPIONS AND SPIDERS      Her all-consuming presence (spider)
                                                                                 Sanctuary (spiders)

CLASS INSECTA—INSECTS
Order Blattaria—Cockroaches                                     Cake Shop
Order Coleoptera—Beetles                                      Coleoptera
Family Coccinellidae (ladybirds)                               Berlin

Order Diptera—Flies  
Family Simuliidae (sandflies)                                    None on You
Family Keroplatidae
          Arachnocampa luminosa (glow worms)            Arachnocampa luminosa

Order Hymenoptera—Wasps, bees and ants
(unranked) Anthophila (bees)                                      Queen
Family Formicidae (ants)                                             My Year of the Ant Gardens

Order Lepidoptera—Butterflies, moths
(unranked) Heterocera (moths)                                        The Woman in the Moon
(unranked) Rhopalocera (butterflies)                            The Wind and the Caterpillar

Order  Orthoptera—Grasshoppers, crickets and  locusts
Family: Anostostomatidae
          Hemideina spp. (tree weta)                              Sanctuary
                                                                                      Arachnocampa luminosa

 Order Phthiraptera—Lice                                        we do not live alone

CLASS: MALACOSTRACA—CRUSTACEANS
Order
Decapoda—Crayfish, crabs, prawns, shrimps
                                                                                          Langkawi Stopover (crabs)
                                                                                          Museum Piece (shrimps)
Superfamily Paguroidea (hermit crabs)                                   Hermit
Family Palinuridae (crayfish)                                       The Escapades of Linnaeus   Part I

PHYLUM: NEMATODA
CLASS: SECERNENTEA—ROUNDWORMS

Order Oxyurida
Family Oxyuridae
             Enterobius spp. (threadworm)                          we do not live alone

PHYLUM  CNIDARIA—JELLYFISHES, ANEMONES AND CORALS
CLASS ANTHOZOASea anemones and corals
Order Actiniaria
Sea anemones                                     Anemone

CLASS SCYPHOZOAJellyfish                                       The Woman Who Swims with the Jellyfish

PHYLUM  PORIFERA—SPONGES                                      Redemption

CLASS: HEXACTENELLIDAGlass sponges
Family: Euplectellidae
                  Euplectella aspergillum (Venus’ Flower Basket)       Museum Piece

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