Subject: killer whale classification

Jennifer D. Philips (jphilips@soest.hawaii.edu)
Sun, 01 Nov 1998 18:03:01 -1000

>I am doing a project on the the Killer whale and need some information.
Would
>you please send me the Entire scientific classification of the killer
whale.  
>
>thank you.
>

The killer whale is the species Orcinus orca.  Here's the classification
system:

species:  orca
genus:  Orcinus
family:  Delphinidae
suborder: Odontoceti
order:  Cetacea
class:  Mammalia
phylum: Chordata 
subkingdom: Metazoa (multicellular animals)
kingdom: Animalia

Good luck on your project!

Aloha -
Jen Philips
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Jennifer D. Philips		
jphilips@soest.hawaii.edu

Marine Mammal Research Program
HIMB, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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