Animal biodiversity: An update of classification and diversity in 2013. In : Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal Biodiversity: An Outline of Higher-level Classification and Survey of Taxonomic Richness (Addenda 2013)

@article{Zhang2013AnimalBA,
  title={Animal biodiversity: An update of classification and diversity in 2013. In : Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal Biodiversity: An Outline of Higher-level Classification and Survey of Taxonomic Richness (Addenda 2013)},
  author={Zhi-qiang Zhang},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3703},
  pages={5-11}
}
  • Zhi-qiang Zhang
  • Published 30 August 2013
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Zootaxa
The kingdom Animalia is here estimated to have a total of 1,659,420 described species (including 133,692 fossil species) in 40 phyla. Among these, the most successful phylum Arthropoda alone represents 1,302,809 species, or about 78.5% of the total. The second largest phylum, Mollusca (118,061 species), is <10% of Arthropoda in diversity, but it is still much more diverse than other successful invertebrate phyla Platyhelminthes (29,488 species), Nematoda (25,043 species), Echinodermata (20,550… 
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The kingdom Animalia is here estimated to have a total of 1,659,420 described species in 40 phyla, among these, the most successful phylum Arthropoda alone represents 1,302,809 species, or about 78.5% of the total.
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The Arthropoda is here estimated to have 1,302,809 described species, including 45,769 fossil species (the diversity of fossil taxa is here underestimated for many taxa of the Arthropoda). The
Animal biodiversity: An introduction to higher-level classification and taxonomic richness
For the kingdom Animalia, 1,552,319 species have been described in 40 phyla in a new evolutionary classification. Among these, the phylum Arthropoda alone represents 1,242,040 species, or about 80%
An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness
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