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Taxon profile

kingdom

animals
Animalia Linnaeus, 1758

system Opisthokonta

Scientific synonyms

Metazoa
Polycytozoa

Other names

= multicellural animals

Temporal range:Ediacaran - recent

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Images

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

Recently completed profiles

Calliotropis lateumbilicata (R.K. Dell, 1990)
Calliotropis pelseneeri Cernohorsky, 1977
Calliotropis babylonia C. Vilvens, 2006
Calliotropis bucina C. Vilvens, 2006
Calliotropis ericius C. Vilvens, 2006

Related glossary terms

fauna

Included taxa

Number of records: 10

subregnum Parazoa
subregnum Agnotozoa Moore et al., 1952
subregnum Eumetazoa Butschli, 1910
class Chitinozoa Eisenack, 1931

Animalia incertae sedis

class Coeloscleritophora - coeloscleritophorans
class Palaeoscolecida Conway Morris & Robinson, 1986
class Tentaculita Bouček, 1964
order Hyolithelmintida Fisher, 1962
family Dendrogrammatidae Just, Kristensen & Olesen, 2014

Links and literature


Data source info

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

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Explanations

extinct taxon