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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