Six Kingdoms of Life Forms

Kingdom Examples Characteristics
Monera - Eubacteria Eubacteria Prokaryotic. Many groups, many not yet characterizaed
Monera - Archaebacteria Archaebacteria Anaerobic prokaryotes. Three main groups:  Methanogens
                                                                    Thermoacidophiles
                                                                     Extreme Halophiles
Protista Protozoa

Diatoms

Slime Molds

Single-celled Eukaryotes
Fungi   Multi-celled Eukaryotes
Plantae Algae

Bryophytes

Vascular Plants

Autotrophic multi-celled organisms
Animalia
Sub-Kingdom Parazoa
      
Porifera

Sponges - cell colonies with less specialization

Sub-kingdom Metazoa


Lower Metazoa (unsegmented and acoelomate; formerly classes of phylum Aschelminthes):
Heterotrophic multi-celled organisms
Higher Metazoa (segmented and coelomate):

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