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, Bryozoa, Brachiopoda - lamp shells, Mollusca - mollusks, Echinodermata - echinoderms, Chordata - chordates
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Recently completed profiles

Argalista rotella Powell, 1937
Conjectura atypica A. W. B. Powell, 1937
Crosseola intertexta A. W. B. Powell, 1937
Crosseola favosa A. W. B. Powell, 1937
Lissotesta conoidea Powell, 1937
Lissotesta aupouria Powell, 1937
Lissotesta caelata Powell, 1937
Starkeyna maoria Powell, 1937
Cirsonella georgiana (Dall, 1927)

Related glossary terms


Included taxa

Number of records: 9

subregnum Parazoa
subregnum Agnotozoa Moore et al., 1952
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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extinct taxon

Taxon restriction
Animalia - animals