What are some examples of animal classification?
The animal kingdom is separated into nine taxonomic ranks: Life > Domain > Kingdom > Phylum > Class > Order > Family > Genus > Species. Though this is the true classification for animals, the first two ranks are often omitted, and on occasion, an extra one - subfamily- is added.
Take the lion, for example. Below is the animal classification for the lion:
Species: Panthera leo
Another example is the blue whale, whose animal classification is as follows:
Species: Balaenoptera musculus