Zoology is the scientific study of animals.
The term zoology is most commonly pronounced with the first syllable as "z?," rhyming with "row."
Comparative anatomy came into existence as a branch of inquiry apart from zoology.
The ICZN is a set of rules in zoology to provide the maximum universality and continuity in classifying animals according to taxonomic judgment.
Simpson published Principles of Animal Taxonomy in 1961, and Ernst Mayr published Principles of Systematic Zoology in 1969.
Zoology serves a common and useful undergraduate major for many medical students because it provides a valuable foundation for understanding human physiology, anatomy, genetics, embryology, and pathology.
During this time, other sciences were impacting zoology.
In 1947, the Society of Systematic Zoology was formed, and in 1952, the society published its journal Systematic Zoology (Hull 1988).
Zoology is such a diverse discipline that there is not any professional society that covers all branches of zoology in a dominant manner.
The modern synthesis was integral to the development of much of zoology in the twentieth century.