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Members of this kingdom are
multicellular (made of many cells),
they obtain food from OUTSIDE SOURCES,
they move from place to place to obtain food,
they swallow their food,
and they digest food inside the body.
General Information
   Most complex of all kingdoms
   Biologists can't agree how many phyla should be in this kingdom and how many animals in each kingdom are related to one another
Numbers of different species and examples of organisms in each main category

Currently recognized Phyla (10) and classes (9) and examples in each phylum and class/subclass (compare to right side of graph above).
Note: To see examples of the phylum click on each black underlined word below.
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Phylum Portifera- Sponge
Phylum Nematoda- Roundworm
Phylum Echinodermata- Starfish, Sea urchin
Phylum Coelenterata- Jellyfish
Phylum Rotifera- Rotifer
Phylum Platyhelminthes- Planaria
Phylum Annelida- Earthworm
Phylum Mollusca- Octopus, Clam
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Arachnida- Scorpion, Tick, Spider
Class Crustacea- Sowbug, Crayfish, Daphnia
Class Insecta- Butterfly, Wasp, Grasshopper, Ant, Preying mantis, Dragonfly
Phylum Chordata
Class Agnatha- Jawless fish
Class Chondrichthyes- Cartilagenous fish:example, sharks
Class Osteichthyes- Bony fish
Class Amphibia- Frog, Salamander
Class Reptilia- Snake, Crocodile, Turtle
Class Aves- House sparrow, Ostrich, Mallard, Pelican
Class Mammalia
Subclass Prototheria- Egg-laying mammals, Platypus
Subclass Metatheria- Marsupials: mammals with pouches, Kangaroo
Subclass Eutheria: Mammals with placentas, Rabbit, Wolf, Bat, Pangolin, Squirrel, Mole, Gorilla, Porpoise
As humans, we are our own species within the subclass Eutheria

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