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 or directly on the boxes to return to the previous nesting level.
Click on to erase all the boxes.