This animation approaches the theme of the classification of living things via successive nesting in groups defined by a common attribute (characteristic). It shows how a selection of animals and plants are classified into nested groups according to the current classification of living things. The classification system used in this animation is nonetheless simplified.
Click on a living thing to see its position in the current classification system, via successive nesting, from the largest group down to that group which corresponds to this species.
Click on 'previous-image' or directly on the boxes to return to the previous nesting level.
Click on 'rewind' to erase all the boxes.