Animal

Animals
Temporal range: CryogenianPresent, 670 –0Ma
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Scientific classification e
(unranked):Unikonta
(unranked):Obazoa
(unranked):Opisthokonta
(unranked):Holozoa
(unranked):Filozoa
Kingdom:Animalia
Linnaeus, 1758
Phyla
Synonyms
  • Metazoa

Animals are eukaryotic organisms with many cells. They do not use light to get energy as plants do. The study of animals is called zoology.[1][2] Animals use different ways to get energy from other living things. They usually eat other living things, but some are parasites or have photosynthetic protists as symbionts.

Plants are also multicellular eukaryotic organisms, but most animals are mobile, meaning they can move around. Animals take in oxygen, and give out carbon dioxide. This cellular respiration is part of their metabolism (chemical working). In both these ways they are different from plants. Also, the cells of animals have different cell membranes to other eukaryotes like plants and fungi.

Grouping animals

There are many types of animals. The common animals most people know are only about 3% of the animal kingdom. When biologists look at animals, they find things that certain animals have in common. They use this to group the animals in a biological classification. They think several million species exist but they have only identified about one million.

Animals can mainly be divided into two main groups: the invertebrates and the vertebrates. Vertebrates have a backbone, or spine; invertebrates do not.

Vertebrates are:

Some invertebrates are:

In scientific usage, humans are considered animals, in everyday nonscientific usage, humans are often not considered to be animals.

Other Languages
Acèh: Binatang
Afrikaans: Dier
Alemannisch: Tiere
አማርኛ: እንስሳ
Ænglisc: Dēor
العربية: حيوان
aragonés: Animalia
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܚܝܘܬܐ
armãneashti: Animalu
arpetan: Animâl
অসমীয়া: প্ৰাণী
asturianu: Animal
Atikamekw: Awesis
Avañe'ẽ: Mymba
Aymar aru: Uywa
azərbaycanca: Heyvanlar
تۆرکجه: حئیوان
bamanankan: Bagan
বাংলা: প্রাণী
Bân-lâm-gú: Tōng-bu̍t
Basa Banyumasan: Kewan
башҡортса: Хайуандар
беларуская: Жывёлы
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Жывёлы
भोजपुरी: जानवर
Bikol Central: Hayop
Bislama: Animol
български: Животни
Boarisch: Viecha
bosanski: Životinje
brezhoneg: Loen
буряад: Амитан
català: Animals
Чӑвашла: Чĕр чун
Cebuano: Mananap
čeština: Živočichové
chiShona: Mhuka
chiTumbuka: Vinyama
Cymraeg: Anifail
dansk: Dyr
Deitsch: Gedier
Deutsch: Tier
Diné bizaad: Naaldeehii
eesti: Loomad
Ελληνικά: Ζώο
English: Animal
эрзянь: Ракшат
español: Animalia
Esperanto: Bestoj
estremeñu: Animalia
euskara: Animalia
فارسی: جانوران
Fiji Hindi: Jaanwar
føroyskt: Dýr
français: Animal
Frysk: Dieren
Gaeilge: Ainmhí
Gaelg: Baagh
Gàidhlig: Beathach
galego: Animais
贛語: 動物
ગુજરાતી: પ્રાણી
𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌹𐍃𐌺: 𐌳𐌹𐌿𐍃
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Thung-vu̍t
한국어: 동물
Hausa: Dabba
հայերեն: Կենդանիներ
हिन्दी: प्राणी
hrvatski: Životinje
Ido: Animalo
Ilokano: Ayup
Bahasa Indonesia: Hewan
interlingua: Animal
Interlingue: Animal
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᓂᕐᔪᑦ
Iñupiak: Niġrun
isiXhosa: Isilwanyana
isiZulu: Izilwane
íslenska: Dýr
italiano: Animalia
עברית: בעלי חיים
Basa Jawa: Sato kéwan
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಪ್ರಾಣಿ
Kapampangan: Animal
ქართული: ცხოველები
कॉशुर / کٲشُر: جانور
қазақша: Жануарлар
kernowek: Enyval
Kinyarwanda: Inyamaswa
Kiswahili: Mnyama
Kongo: Kibulu
Kreyòl ayisyen: Zannimo
kurdî: Heywan
Кыргызча: Жаныбар
лакку: ХӀайван
лезги: Гьайванар
ລາວ: ສັດ
latgaļu: Dzeivinīki
Latina: Animalia
latviešu: Dzīvnieki
Lëtzebuergesch: Déiereräich
lietuvių: Gyvūnai
Ligure: Animalia
Limburgs: Bieste
lingála: Nyama
la .lojban.: danlu
lumbaart: Bestia
magyar: Állatok
मैथिली: पशु
македонски: Животно
Malagasy: Biby
മലയാളം: ജന്തു
Malti: Annimal
मराठी: प्राणी
მარგალური: ჩხოლარეფი
مصرى: حيوان
مازِرونی: حیوون
Bahasa Melayu: Haiwan
Baso Minangkabau: Binatang
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Dông-ŭk
Mirandés: Animal
монгол: Амьтан
မြန်မာဘာသာ: တိရစ္ဆာန်
Nāhuatl: Yolcatl
Na Vosa Vakaviti: Manumanu
Nederlands: Dierenrijk
Nedersaksies: Dieren
Nēhiyawēwin / ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ: ᐱᓯᐢᑭᐤ
नेपाली: जनावर
नेपाल भाषा: पशु
日本語: 動物
Napulitano: Animale
Nordfriisk: Diarten
norsk: Dyr
norsk nynorsk: Dyr
Nouormand: Animâ
Novial: Animalia
occitan: Animalia
олык марий: Янлык
Oromoo: Binensotta
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Hayvonlar
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਜੰਤੂ
पालि: Ariyasaccāni
پنجابی: جانور
پښتو: ژوي
Patois: Animal
Перем Коми: Пода
ភាសាខ្មែរ: សត្វ
Piemontèis: Animalia
Tok Pisin: Abus
Plattdüütsch: Deerter
polski: Zwierzęta
português: Animalia
Qaraqalpaqsha: Haywanlar
Ripoarisch: Dier
română: Regnul Animalia
Romani: Vasho
rumantsch: Animals
Runa Simi: Uywa
русиньскый: Быдла
русский: Животные
саха тыла: Харамай
संस्कृतम्: जन्तवः
Scots: Ainimal
Seeltersk: Dierte
shqip: Kafsha
sicilianu: Armali
සිංහල: සත්තු
slovenčina: Živočíchy
slovenščina: Živali
Soomaaliga: Xayawaan
کوردی: گیانلەبەر
Sranantongo: Meti
српски / srpski: Животиње
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Životinje
Basa Sunda: Sato
svenska: Djur
Tagalog: Hayop
தமிழ்: விலங்கு
Taqbaylit: Aɣersiw
tarandíne: Regnum Animalia
татарча/tatarça: Хайваннар
తెలుగు: జంతువు
ไทย: สัตว์
ትግርኛ: እንስሳ
тоҷикӣ: Ҳайвон
lea faka-Tonga: Monumanu
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎦᏂᏝᎢ
Tsetsêhestâhese: Hova
Tshivenda: Phukha
Türkçe: Hayvanlar
Türkmençe: Haýwanlar
українська: Тварини
اردو: جانور
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ھايۋانات
Vahcuengh: Doenghduz
Tiếng Việt: Động vật
Volapük: Nim
Võro: Eläjäq
walon: Biesse
文言: 動物
West-Vlams: Bêesten (ryk)
Winaray: Hayop
Wolof: Rab
吴语: 動物
Xitsonga: Swiharhi
ייִדיש: בעלי חיים
Yorùbá: Ẹranko
粵語: 動物
Zazaki: Heywan
Zeêuws: Beêsten
žemaitėška: Gīvē
中文: 动物
डोटेली: प्राणी
ГӀалгӀай: Дийнаташ
Lingua Franca Nova: Animal