The kingdom Animalia comprises all the creatures we normally think of as animals but it extends further than this, including worms, insects, crustaceans, molluscs, sponges, jellyfish as well as vertebrates. Some animal-like organisms consisting of a single cell or a few cells are included in the category Protista. The bacteria and the archaea are included in the category Monera. Most of the members of this kingdom are active and able to move around, have a mouth or other opening to ingest food, react to outside stimuli and respire, but they do not photosynthesize like plants do. Modern genetic analysis is showing unexpected relationships between disparate groups and demonstrating that what had been thought to be closely related groups are actually further apart. The Animalia are now thought to be more closely related to the kingdom Fungi than the kingdom Plantae. Subcategories are organized according to the taxon tree: - Phylum -- Class --- Order ---- Family ----- Genus ------ Species Not all taxonomic branches are fully developed.
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Animal Diversity Web
Online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan.
Animal Photo Archive
Photos of animals.
Animals of Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula
Wildlife guide with photographs and descriptions. Animal list in German, English, French and Spanish.
Animals! The Animal Information Center
A general overview of Kingdom Animalia.
Blog on strange, unusual or weird animals from around the world.
Blog by Gordon Grice providing information and commentary on dangerous animals, from worms and insects to reptiles and mammals.
A dynamic archive of information on digital morphology and high-resolution X-ray computed tomography of biological specimens. Includes slice-by-slice animations, animated volumetric and 3D surface renderings, introduction, references, links, and archival museum data for each specimen.
European Marine Life
Biology of the marine flora and fauna with illustrated descriptions of the main marine species of Western Europe.
European Register of Marine Species
The ERMS project covers species of the kingdoms Animalia, Plantae, Fungi and Protoctista occurring in the marine environment including all the continental shelf seas of Europe.
A virtual zoo with photo galleries, web cams, news, and a zoo and aquarium directory.
Provides photographs and interesting facts about a select number of wildlife species.
Includes information and images of Paraguayan wildlife, a free on-line Paraguayan zoology journal, and information about birdwatching and wildlife tours.
A complete checklist of the whole Italian fauna, with over 57,400 species.
Photographic blog of uncommon, bizarre and fascinating creatures.
This free software quantifies and compares statistical measures of group size. It differentiates between outsiders' view (group size) versus insiders' view (crowding) measures, controls for the ties among data points in the latter case and handles biased distributions correctly.
Guide to Marine Life of North Vancouver Island
Original photographs for identification of the common species of marine creatures found throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Introduction to the Metazoa
Information on the group's fossil record, life history, ecology, systematics and morphology, covering each group of organisms (each taxon).
Blog focusing on the author's own study of invertebrates and the rearing of many species.
Images of invertebrates from the tropical rain forest, deserts and coral reefs.
Guide to gelatinous zooplankton of the U.S. Pacific Coast, with photos and information on jellyfish (true jellies), comb jellies, gelatinous molluscs, and pelagic tunicates.
Macaulay Library Catalog
Collection of animal recordings and associated video.
A blog feauturing the amazing, weird, unusual fascinating animals that inhabit this planet.
National Geographic Animal Videos
Provides videos of lions, sharks, squid and many other animals. Requires Flash Player.
OzAnimals.com: Australian Wildlife
Provides photographs and information covering a wide range of Australian wildlife including mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, insects and spiders.
Puget Sound Marine Monitoring
Images of marine invertebrates, mammals, fish, birds and algae in the Seattle, Washington area.
Snakes and Spiders
Informational website about snakes and spiders including fact sheets on a number of species, snake bite stories and first aid for snake and spider bites.
Strange and Special Animals
Blog about some unusual animals including pictures and information on some less familiar species.
Wild Animals Online
Provides information on the different divisions of the animal kingdom and photographs of a selection of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects.
Article by Wim van Egmond introducing oligochaetes, flatworms and nematodes with several photographs.
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