Shape of Life provides free teaching resources about the evolution of the animal kingdom. We offer short videos, lesson plans, features and news of animals on planet earth.

Phyla

The animal kingdom is one of six kingdoms of life on earth. Discover the greatest story ever told - the story of the animal kingdom and the eight major phyla that make up 99 percent of animals.

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Sponges
Image of an Anemone
Cnidarians
Image of a Flatworm
Flatworms
Image of an Annelid
Annelids
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Marine Arthropods
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Terrestrial Arthropods
Image of Squid
Molluscs
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Echinoderms
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Chordates

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