Animal Taxonomy

Taxonomy is the grouping or categorizing of things into an outline or tree structure.

In the scientific classification system, biologists group and categorize every organism, living or extinct, into kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species.

Images on this site represent the animal kingdom and these phyla and classes:

Images on this site represent approximately this many of each group:

  • Kingdoms: 1 (of about 6)
    • Phyla: 2 (of about 35)
      • Classes: 8
        • Orders: 65
          • Families: 200
            • Genera: 400
              • Species: 600 (of millions)

Animals listed alphabetically by genus and species