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Just a Silly Thing that Probably Won't Go Anywhere[edit]

It's easy for Ken Ham to say things like "two dogs, two cats, two horses, two (er, I mean seven, or possibly fourteen?) cows." What that doesn't convey is just how many extant families there are in the world. So, I'm going through them all, and indicating how many extant species the breeding population would have to represent. So, without further ado, I present

Noah's Checklist

Extant animals only, based on the idea that Noah needed only take 16,000 animals aboard the Ark, and therefore a "kind" is close to a taxonomical family.

  • Mammals
    • Tenrics and Golden Moles
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile tenrics, which will parent all fifty-five species of postdeluvian tenrics and otter shrews
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile golden moles, which will parent all twenty-one species of postdeluvian golden mole.
    • Large Hoofed Mammals
      • Fourteen (14) healthy and fertile camels, which will parent all seven species of postdeluvian camels, llamas, aplacas, and vicuñas.
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile old-world pigs, which will parent all sixteen species of postdeluvian old-world pigs.
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile new-world pigs, which will parent all four species of postdeluvian new-world pigs.
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile hippopotamuses, which will parent both species of postedeluvian hippopotamuses.
      • Fourteen (14) healthy and fertile mouse-deer, which will parent all six species of postdeluvian mouse-deer.
      • Fourteen (14) healthy and fertile musk-deer, which will parent all seven species of postdeluvian musk-deer.
      • Fourteen (14) healthy and fertile true-deer, which will parent all thirty-six species of postdeluvian true-deer.
      • Fourteen (14) healthy and fertile cows, which will parent all one hundred forty-three species of postdeluvian cows.
      • Fourteen (14) healthy and fertile pronghorns, which will parent the one species of postdeluvian pronghorn.
      • Fourteen (14) healthy and fertile giraffes, which will parent both species of postdeluvian giraffes and okapi.
    • Meat-Eaters
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile African palm-civets, which will parent the one species of postdeluvian African palm-civet
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile cats, which will parent the forty-one species of postdeluvian cats (including lions, tiger, panthers, leopards, lynxes, jaguars, pumas, caracals, etc.)
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile Asiatic linsangs, which will parent both species of postdeluvian Asiatic linsangs.
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile viverrids, which will parent all thirty-eight species of postdeluvian civets, linsangs, and ganets.
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile hyenas, which will parent all four species of postdeluvian hyenas.
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile mongooses, which will parent all thirty-four species of postdeluvian mongooses
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile euplerids, which will parent all ten species of postdeluvian malagasy mongooses (including the fossa)
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile dogs, which will parent all thirty-four species of postdeluvian dogs (including wolves, foxes, jackals, dholes, and domestic dogs)
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile bears, which will parent all eight species of postdeluvian bears (including polar, grizzly, and panda)
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile red pandas, which will parent the one species of postdeluvian red panda
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile raccoons, which will parent all fourteen species of postdeluvian raccoons, coati, and olingos.
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile skunks, which will parent all twelve species of postdeluvian skunks and stink-badgers.
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile weasels, which will parent all fifty-seven species of postdeluvian weasels, badgers, otters, ferrets, minks, stoats, and martens.
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile walruses, which will parent the single species of postdeluvian walrus
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile eared seals, which will parent the fifteen species of postdeluvian sea lions and fur-seals
      • Two (2) healthy and fertile earless seals, which will parent the eighteen species of seal