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This page only shows selected taxonomy entries
(even expert opinions differ on some groupings).

Further taxonomy Cat taxonomy

All Living Organisms
Kingdom Phylum Class Example
Monera     'Unicelled, no true nuclei'
Bacteria, Blue-green algae
Protista      'Unicelled, true nuclei'
Protozoa, Simple algae
Fungi     'Multicelled, true nuclei'
Fungi
Plantae     'Multicelled, true nuclei'
Plants
(Non seed-bearing)
   
Complex (green) algae
Ferns
Liverworts and Moss
(seed-bearing)    
Conifers
Flowering plants
(monocots and dicots)
Animalia     Animals
Annelida   Segmented worms
Arthropoda   Crustaceans, Insects,
Arachnids and Myriapods.
Platyhelminthes   Flat worms
Mollusca   Molluscs
Chordata
(subphylum Vertebrata)
  Vertebrates
Amphibia Amphibians
Aves Birds
Mammalia Mammals
Pisces Fish
Reptilia Reptiles


Amphibia
Order Family Sub-Family Examples
Anura     Frogs and Toads


Aves
Order Family Sub-Family Examples
Coliiformes     Mousebirds
Coraciiformes      
Bucerotidae   Hornbill
Falconiformes       Birds of Prey
Accipitridae   Vulture & Eagle
Passeriformes     Perching birds
Ploceidae   Weaver bird
Phoenicopteriformes     Flamingos
Phoenicopteridae   Flamingo
(arguably under Order Ciconiiformes)
Struthioniformes     Ostriches


Mammalia
Order Family Sub-Family Examples
Artiodactyla     Even-toed ungulates
Bovidae   Buffalo & Antelopes
Aepycerotinae Impala
Alcelaphinae Wildebeest & Hartebeest
Antilopinae Dik-dik, Suni & Oribi
Bovinae Eland, Kudu, Bushbuck & Buffalo
Cephalophinae Duiker
Hippotraginae Roan & Sable
Reduncinae Waterbuck & Reedbuck
Giraffidae   Giraffe
Hippopotamidae   Hippo
Suidae   Hog
Carnivora     'Carnivores'
Canidae    
Caninae Jackal
Otocyoninae Bat-eared fox
Simocyoninae Wild dog
Felidae   Cheetah (genus Acinonyx)
Leopard & Lion (genus Panthera)
Caracal & Serval (genus Felis)
Hyaenidae   Aardwolf & Hyena
Mustelidae    
Lutrinae Otter
Mellivorinae Honey Badger
Mustelinae Polecat & Weasel
Viverridae    
Herpestinae Mongoose
Viverrinae Civet & Genet
Chiroptera     Bats
Suborder Megachiroptera   Fruit-eating bat
Suborder Microchiroptera   Insect-eating bat
Hyracoidea Procaviidae   Hyraxes
Insectivora     Insectivores
Soricidae   Shrew
Lagomorpha     Lagomorphs
Leporidae   Hare & Rabbit
Macroscelidea Macroscelididae   Elephant Shrews
(Family Macroscelididae once under Order Insectivora)
Perissodactyla     Odd-toed ungulates
Equidae   Zebra
Rhinocerotidae   Rhino
Pholidota     Pangolins
Manidae   Pangolin
Primates     Primates
Cercopithecidae   Baboon & Monkey
Hominidae   Human
Lorisidae   Bushbaby
Pongidae   Chimpanzee & Gorilla
Proboscidea Elephantidae   Elephants
Rodentia     Rodents
Cricetidae   Rat
Hystricidae   Porcupine
Muridae   Mouse
Sciuridae   Squirrel
Sirenia Dugongidae   Dugongs
Tubulidentata Orycteropodidae   Aardvarks


Reptilia
Order Family Sub-Family Examples
Chelonia     Tortoises and Turtles
Crocodylia     Crocodiles
Squamata     Lizards and Snakes
Suborder Sauria   Lizards
Chamaeleonidae   Chameleon
Gekkonidae   Gecko
Suborder Serpentes   Snakes


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