Kingdom Animalia (animals)

    Eumetazoa (metazoans)

        Bilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)

            Deuterostomia (deuterostomes)

Phylum Chordata (chordates)

                                    Craniata (craniates)

Subphylum Vertebrata (vertebrates)

Superclass Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates)

                                                        Euteleostomi (bony vertebrates)    

Class Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)

Subclass Neopterygii

Infraclass Teleostei

Superorder Ostariophysi

Order Cypriniformes (minnows and suckers)

Family Cyprinidae (carps and minnows)

Genus Pimephales (bluntnose minnows)

Species Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow)


Access a phylogenetic tree of Pimephales promelas at the Tree of Life
note: click the back arrow at the beginning of the tree to refer back to each of the branches ultimately showing the entire animal phylogeny.

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