At least that is memory aide that I learned in high school to remember the different layers of biological taxonomy.
Each species is grouped into genus by a common traits. Â The genus are group into family. Â Family into Order. Â Order into Class. Â Class into Phylum. Â And finally Phylum into Kingdom. Â There are different number of kingdoms depending on who you talk to, how they define life, and when they learned taxonomy. Â Let’s look at six of them.
Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia
We humans are under the Animalia Kingdom. Â Here is how it maps out for us:
- Kingdom Animalia
- Phylum Chordata
- Subphylum Vertebrata
- Class Mammalia
- Order Primates
- Family Hominidae
- Genus Homo
- Species sapiens
What I am looking for is a website that will let me click on Animalia, and see the different Phylums.
I found a highly scientific tool at the NCBI called Taxonomy Browser. Â But it only includes single celled lifeforms. Â And it is targeted at the specialist.