Animalia



the taxonomic kingdom comprising all animals.
Historical Examples

Et quamvis dicta Animalia hominibus subjecta esse dicantur ut habetur Ecclesiast: 17.
The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals Edmund P. Evans

In the above table all vaccae, Animalia and Animalia ociosa are reckoned in the third column.
Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland

Thus, all creatures which agree only in presenting the few distinctive marks of animality form the “Kingdom” Animalia.
Man’s Place in Nature and Other Essays Thomas Henry Huxley

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