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Natural History: Families

This use of the term "families" is not precise, although most question setters do use it fairly indiscriminately.  Most of these groupings are families, but some are at other levels.  Where this is the case, I've tried always to say so.

Bearing the above in mind, the form of question that this page addresses is "To what [family] [do or does] the … belong?"

(For more details on families, genera, etc., see Taxonomy.)

Scientific name for the genus that includes thorntrees and wattles Click to show or hide the answer
Mollymawks are a genus of Click to show or hide the answer
Order of birds that includes ducks, geese and swans Click to show or hide the answer
Gnu (wildebeest) Click to show or hide the answer
Snapdragon is the common name for plants of the genus Click to show or hide the answer
Michaelmas daisy: genus Click to show or hide the answer
Puffin, guillemots (including the razorbill) Click to show or hide the answer
Yellowhammer Click to show or hide the answer
Delphinium (common name larkspur); clematis Common (English) name Click to show or hide the answer
Scientific (Latin) name Click to show or hide the answer
Alpaca, llama, vicuna, guanaco Click to show or hide the answer
Scientific name for the bellflowers, including the harebell or Scottish bluebell Click to show or hide the answer
Goldfish, golden orfe Click to show or hide the answer
Saffron: genus Click to show or hide the answer
Family Corvidae (or corvids): includes  the jay, magpie, rook, chough, jackdaw Click to show or hide the answer
Roadrunner Click to show or hide the answer
Carnation, pink, sweet William: genus Click to show or hide the answer
Dodo Common (English) name Click to show or hide the answer
Scientific (Latin) name Click to show or hide the answer
Aardvark: order Click to show or hide the answer
Brambling, crossbill, grosbeak, linnet, serin (genus of eight species, including the canaries) Click to show or hide the answer
Dab Click to show or hide the answer
Ladies eardrops is a species of Click to show or hide the answer
Bamboo Click to show or hide the answer
Ptarmigan, capercaillie Click to show or hide the answer
Bittern, egret Click to show or hide the answer
Aye–aye (strictly speaking, this is a 'superfamily') Click to show or hide the answer
Asparagus, bluebell, tulip, onion, garlic Click to show or hide the answer
Pennyroyal: genus Click to show or hide the answer
Daffodil, jonquil Click to show or hide the answer
Watercress: genus Click to show or hide the answer
Tobacco Click to show or hide the answer
Obsolete (i.e. no longer recognised) order of mammals: includes the elephant, rhinoceros and hippopotamus; name comes from the Greek for 'thick skin' Click to show or hide the answer
Lovebird, budgerigar Click to show or hide the answer
Gorse (a.k.a. whin or furse) Click to show or hide the answer
Quail, partridge, peafowl (peacock and peahen), francolin Click to show or hide the answer
Water, tree, meadow and tawny are four of the many species of (genus) Click to show or hide the answer
Pimpernel Click to show or hide the answer
Peach, apricot, cherry: genus Click to show or hide the answer
Moorhen, coot, corncrake Click to show or hide the answer
Azalea: genus Click to show or hide the answer
Apple, apricot, plum, cherry, peach, pear, raspberry, strawberry, almond Click to show or hide the answer
Trout, grayling, char Click to show or hide the answer
Greenshank Click to show or hide the answer
Hippocampus (genus of fishes) Click to show or hide the answer
Golden rod: common name for plants of the genus Click to show or hide the answer
Chipmunk, marmot Click to show or hide the answer
Mynah bird Click to show or hide the answer
Marabou and the adjutant bird (closely–related) Click to show or hide the answer
Common, Arctic, Sooty (family of seabirds) Click to show or hide the answer
Family Turdidae: includes the nightingale, robin, blackbird, redstart, redwing, fieldfare and ring ouzel Click to show or hide the answer
Goldcrest, firecrest, chiffchaff, blackcap, whitethroat Click to show or hide the answer
Marten; badger is the largest member Click to show or hide the answer
The osier (tree – used in wickerwork) is a type of Click to show or hide the answer
Wryneck (genus Jynx) Click to show or hide the answer

This one, I think, is better asked the other way round:

Common garden flower: genus Lathyrus Click to show or hide the answer

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