Taxon profile


Animalia Linnaeus, 1758

system Opisthokonta

Scientific synonyms


Other names

= multicellural animals

Temporal range:Ediacaran - recent


Functions restricted to taxon Animalia

Important groups

Porifera - sponges, Cnidaria - anemones, corals and jellyfish, Platyhelminthes - flatworms, Nematoda - nematodes, Annelida - annelids, Arthropoda - arthropods, Mollusca - mollusks, Echinodermata - echinoderms, Chordata - chordates
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Recently completed profiles

Ophiodermella rhines W. H. Dall, 1908
Ophiodermella fancherae W. H. Dall, 1903
Ophiodermella halcyonis W. H. Dall, 1908
Ophiodermella incisa P. P. Carpenter, 1865
Ophiodermella grippi W. H. Dall, 1919
Perimangelia J.H. McLean, 2000
Retidrillia J.H. McLean, 2000
Retidrillia willetti W. H. Dall, 1919
Aforia persimilis (W.H. Dall, 1890)
Leucosyrinx amycus W.H. Dall, 1919

Related glossary terms


Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 10

subregnum Parazoa
subregnum Agnotozoa
subregnum Eumetazoa Butschli, 1910
class Chitinozoa Eisenack, 1931

Animalia incertae sedis

class Palaeoscolecida Conway Morris & Robinson, 1986
class Tentaculita Bouček, 1964
family Dendrogrammatidae Just, Kristensen & Olesen, 2014
genus Gluteus Davis & Semken, 1975

Links and literature

Data source info

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea []
Vyšší hierarchický systém zvířat
"Taxonomic Hierarchy version [3.6]", retrieved: [June, 21, 2004]
[Data retrieved on: 21 August 2004]

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