Basic Definitions on Animals
Taxanomy : The science of classification of animals. All living things are classified under seven different categories one below the other. i.e. broader types at the top to more specialized types at the bottom. The seven categories are Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species.
Example: Lion: Animalia (Kingdom), Chordata (Phylum), Mammalia (Class), Carnivora (Order), Felidae (Family), Panthera (Genus), Lion (Species)
For simplification this website is arranged under Kingdom, Class and Family. Mammals (kingdom) are subdivided into three subclasses.
Examples: Dodo, Passenger Pigeon, Caribbean Monk Seal
Examples:South China Tiger, Alagoas Curassow
Examples: Arakan Forest Turtle, Javan Rhino, Brazilian Merganser, Gharial
Examples: Mary Brown, Blue Whale, Giant Panda, Snow Leopard, African Wild Dog, Tiger, Albatross
Examples: Cheetah, Gaur, Lion, Sloth Bear, Wolverine, Manatee
Examples: Spotted Hyena, Leopard Shark, Black Caiman
Examples: Blue-billed Duck, Solitary Eagle, Small-clawed Otter , Maned Wolf
Examples: Brown Rat, Nootka Cypress, Wood Pigeon, Harp Seal
For more information refer to : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_species