Outline of zoology

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 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

Branches of zoology

Branches by group studied

By nature of studies

  • Anthrozoology - study of interaction between humans and other animals
  • Behavioral ecology - study of environmental effects on animal behaviors
  • Endocrinology - study of endocrine systems
  • Paleozoology - the branche of Paleontology that studies animal remains
  • Neuroethology - study of animal behavior and its underlying mechanistic control by the nervous system
  • Ethology - study of animal behaviour, usually with a focus on behaviour under natural conditions, and viewing behaviour as an evolutionarily adaptive trait
  • Zooarchaeology - study of animal remains in relation to ancient people

History of zoology



Taxonomy of Animalia

Kingdom: Animalia

General zoology concepts

Notable zoologists

In alphabetical order by surname:

Zoology lists

Further reading

See also


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