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

Brookula rossiana Dell, 1990
Brookula antarctica Dell, 1990
Brookula spinulata R.S. Absalão, M. Miyaji & A. Pimenta, 2001
Brookula pfefferi A.W.B. Powell, 1951
Brookula conica (Watson, 1886)
Ondina jansseni J.J. Van Aartsen & H.P.M.G. Menkhorst, 1996
Mangelia barashi (Van Aartsen & Fehr de-Wal, 1978)
Mangelia secreta Van Aartsen & Fehr de-Wal, 1978
Mangelia fieldeni Aartsen, van & Fehr-de Wal, 1978

Related glossary terms


Included taxa

Number of records: 9

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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extinct taxon

Taxon restriction
Animalia - animals