Taxon profile


Animalia Linnaeus, 1758

system Opisthokonta

Scientific synonyms


Other names

= multicellural animals

Temporal range:Ediacaran – recent



Lanius collurio - Red-backed Shrike

Lanius collurio - Red-backed Shrike

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Hyla arborea - European Treefrog

Hyla arborea - European Treefrog

Author: Michal Maňas

Functions restricted to taxon Animalia

Important groups

Porifera - sponges, Cnidaria - anemones, corals and jellyfish, Platyhelminthes - flatworms, Nematoda - nematodes, Annelida - annelids, Arthropoda - arthropods, Bryozoa, Brachiopoda - lamp shells, Mollusca - mollusks, Echinodermata - echinoderms, Chordata - chordates, Tentaculita

Recently completed profiles

Colus calameus W. H. Dall, 1907
Colus calathus W. H. Dall, 1919
Colus sapius W. H. Dall, 1919
Colus barbarinus W. H. Dall, 1919
Colus esychus W. H. Dall, 1907
Colus bristolensis W. H. Dall, 1919
Colus ombronius W. H. Dall, 1919
Colus nobilis W. H. Dall, 1919
Colus herendeeni W. H. Dall, 1902
Colus periscelidus W. H. Dall, 1891


Included taxa

Number of records: 11

subregnum Parazoa
subregnum Agnotozoa Moore et al., 1952
subregnum Eumetazoa Butschli, 1910
Ediacaran – recent

Unplaced taxa

family Dendrogrammatidae Just, Kristensen & Olesen, 2014 inc.sed.

Fossil taxa

class Chitinozoa Eisenack, 1931
Ordovician – Devonian
class Coeloscleritophora - coeloscleritophorans inc.sed.
Cambrian – Ordovician
class Palaeoscolecida Conway Morris & Robinson, 1986 inc.sed.
Cambrian: Lower Cambrian – Silurian: Upper Silurian
class Tentaculita Bouček, 1964 inc.sed.
Ordovician: Lower Ordovician – Jurassic: Middle Jurassic
order Hyolithelmintida Fisher, 1962 inc.sed.
family Cloudinidae Hahn & Pflug, 1985 inc.sed.

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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inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon

extinct taxon