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Carolus Linnaeus
Carolus Linnaeus
Source: Microsoft® Encarta® 96 Encyclopedia

Please do not plagiarize. If you would like to use this information in a print or electronic publication, please ask me for permission first and cite this page as:
Knapp, Robbin D. 2004. "Robb's On-line Multimedia Database of Animals and Plants". In Robb's Homepage. Jul. 1, 2004.

This is an attempt to catalog some of the world's organisms in a hierarchical manner from kingdoms on down to species and subspecies. Each page will cover one level of classification and have links to some of the subcategories.

I will try to include pictures, film sequences, text and sounds from various sources. The source citations are often links to other sites on the Web.

Of course such a project can never be considered complete due simply to the astronomical amount of data and amount of time required (I'm doing this as a hobby in my spare time). I've chosen Linnaeus to illustrate this page as he is considered the father of biological nomenclature.

Kingdoms of Living Beings

  • Archaea (Archaeons): described in 1996, ancient organisms with characteristics of Prokarya and Eukarya but distinct from both
  • Prokarya (Prokaryotae, Procarya, Prokaryotes, Procaryotes): formerly known as Monera, organisms without cell nuclei
    • Bacteria including cyanobacteria (formerly known as Cyanophyta or blue-green algae)
  • Eukarya (Eukaryotae, Eucarya, Eukaryotes, Eucaryotes): organisms with eucaryotic cells (cells with "true nuclei")
    • Protista (Protoctista, Protists): lower, mostly unicellular organisms
    • Fungi (Funguses): single-celled or multicellular organisms that obtain food by direct absorption of nutrients
    • Plantae (Plants): multicellular organisms that manufacture nutrients from inorganic substances by means of photosynthesis
    • Animalia (Animals): multicellular organisms that obtain energy by ingesting food and that have cells organized into tissues
      Superphyla:
      • Parazoa
      • Mesozoa
      • Radiates
      • Acoelomate Bilateria
      • Pseudocoelomates
      • Eucoelomates: Tentaculata
      • Eucoelomates: Trochozoa
      • Eucoelomates: Deuterostomia (Deuterostomes): "higher animals"

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