What are some examples of species?

1 Answer
Oct 8, 2015

Humans ( Homo sapiens ), moose ( Alces laces ), black bears ( Ursus americans ), jack pines ( Pinus banksiana ) are all examples of different species.


There are multiple definitions of what exactly is a species. Thus, there are instances in which one species is considered two species by a different group of scientists, and there are instances when determining if something is a new species is challenging, for example, in hybrid zones.

Examples of widely recognized species include

The Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa )
The whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

The Australian ant (Nothomyrmecia macrops )

Staghorn coral (Astreopora expansa)

There are many more species yet to be discovered, particularly insects, plants, and other non-mammal species.


You can read about a tree of life for 2.3 million species here .