Taxonomy Classification of Living Things

With more than 10 million different living things on this Earth, there arise a need for a systematic classification. Systematic classification makes the study of these living things easier by grouping them according to their similar properties. This classification and grouping of living things into similar groups and then naming them is called Taxonomy classification of living things. Taxonomy helps in identifying each and every living oraganism and further helps in comparing the similarities and differences among them.

Taxonomy Classification of Living Things

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Living Things

Any thing that is alive or have ever been alive is called a Living thing. Living things are classified into six Kingdoms:

  1. Plants (Plantae)
  2. Animals (Animalia)
  3. Fungi
  4. Protists
  5. Monera (Eubacteria)
  6. Archaebacteria

As Animals Time is all about animals so we will only be dealing with the Animal Kingdom. The taxonomy classification of the animal kingdom is done in the order below:

  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species

List of Animal Phylum

  • Porifera (Sponges)
  • Coelenterata (Cnidaria) Corals & Jellyfish
  • Ctenophora (Comb Jellies)
  • Platyhelminthes (Flatworms)
  • Phylum Nemertea (Ribbon Worms)
  • Rotifera (Rotifers)
  • Gastrotricha (Gastrotrichs)
  • Nematomorpha (Horsehair Worms)
  • Nematoda (Nematodes)
  • Acanthocephala (Spiny-Headed Worms)
  • Bryozoa (Bryozoans)
  • Tardigrada (Tardigrades)
  • Brachiopoda (Brachiopods)
  • Mollusca (Mollusks)
  • Annelida (Segmented Worms)
  • Sipunculoidea (Peanut Worms)
  • Arthropoda (Arthropods)
  • Subphylum of Arthropoda and Their Classes
  • Chaetognatha (Arrow Worms)
  • Echinodermata (Echinoderms)
  • Hemichordata (Acorn Worms)
  • Chordata (Chordates)

These phylums are further classified into Class which are further divided into Order then Family, Genus and at last into different Species.

Taxonomy classification of living things

Taxonomy classification of living things – source http://popeyethecat.deviantart.com/art/Taxonomy-Tree-of-Toys-159495022

Taxonomy Classification in AnimalsTime

At Animals Time we have categorized the Animals into seven well known and easy to remember categories. Their taxonomy classification details are as follows:

  • Amphibians
    Amphibia is a class of the super class Tetrapod which belongs to the subphylum Vertebrata which belongs to the phylum Chordata.
  • Arthropods
    Arthropods is a phylum.
  • Birds
    Birds also known as Aves is a class of the super class Tetrapod which belongs to the subphylum Vertebrata which belongs to the phylum Chordata.
  • Fish
    Fish is a super class that belongs to the subphylum Vertebrata which belongs to the phylum Chordata.
  • Mammals
    Mammals is a class of the the super class Tetrapod which belongs to the subphylum Vertebrata which belongs to the phylum Chordata.
  • Mollusca
    Mollusca is a phylum.
  • Reptiles.
    Reptiles is a class of the super class Tetrapod which belongs to the subphylum Vertebrata which belongs to the phylum Chordata.

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