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Temporal range: Ediacaran – Recent
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Animalia is the name of the animal kingdom. It is a kingdom which contains all animals. Animals are living things which do not make use of light to get energy and building materials, as plants do. They eat other organic things.
Animals can also move around, which is another difference from plants. Animals are divided into groups.
Grouping animals [change]
When scientists look at animals, they find things that certain animals have in common. They can then group the animals, according to some of these things.
Some vertebrates are:
- fish (even if they are several animals, they are still called fish)
Some invertebrates are:
Related pages [change]
The categories above phylum level are not used by all biologists, and are not part of the standard classification system.
- List of animal phyla gives a short introduction to all the phyla.
Other websites [change]