Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Primates

Family: Daubentoniidae

Genus: Daubentonia

Species: madagascariensis

The aye-aye is a multicellular organism in the animal kingdom. It has a a notochord that supports its body structure which places it in the phylum chordata. They are placed in the class mammalia because of their fur, mammary glands, stable body temperature, and endothermy. Some characteristics that place the aye-aye in the order of primates, like chimpanzees and gorillas, are an enlarged brain, long lives, and grasping feet and hands. The genus Daubentonia is the only genus in the family Daubentonia to the aye-ayes characteristics make it unique to the family, genus, and species.