Is there anything more than animals, plants, and fungi? What are all the kingdoms of life?

Modified on Mon, 04 Dec 2023 at 03:49 PM

Yes, there are actually 8 kingdoms of life! A kingdom is the highest category of taxa, so if species are in separate kingdoms they are very, very distantly related.

         

In addition to animals, plants, and fungi, you've probably also heard of bacteria and viruses. The other three kingdoms are Archaea, Chromista, and Protozoa.

                                                                                                                                             

Scientific Name
English Common Name
Animals
Archaea
Bacteria
Kelp, Diatoms, and Allies
Fungi Including Lichens
Plants
Protozoans
Viruses

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