Country study Burkina Faso 
Biodiversity 

Appendix 2. Taxonomic inventory of principal phyla of biological diversity
according to the five KINGDOMs of Margulius, L. and K. Schwart (1988)

VIRUS (NOT A KINGDOM) 150 000
Families  Genera  Species
33  84
PROCARYOTAE KINGDOM (Bacteria and moners)
Taxons  Families  Genera  Species
BACTÉRIA (Bacteria) 83  413
CYANOBACTÉRIA (blue green Algae)  ? ? ?
MYCOPLASMS ? ? ?
RICKESTTIES  ? ? ?
PROTOCTISTA KINGDOM (Algae et protozoa)
Taxons  Families  Genera  Species
(Algae) 32  88  191
BACILLARIOPHYTA (Diatomes)  ? ? ?
PROTOZOA (Protozoa)  ? ? ?
KINGDOM : EUMYCOTA (Mushrooms et al.) (1 500 000 Estab. total non described species)
Taxons  Families  Genera  Species
ASCOMYCOTA (Morelles et al.) 8 ? 24 ? 28
BASIDIOMYCOTA (Bolets, russules, al.) ? ? ?
LICHENOPHYTA (Lichens) ? ? ?
KINGDOM : PLANTAE (Plants)
Taxons  Families  Genera  Species
BRYOPHYTA (Mousses et al.) ? ? ?
LYCOPODIOPHYTA (Lycopodes) ? ? ?
EQUISETOPHYTA (Preles) ? ? ?
PTERIDOPHYTA (Ferns)  ? ? ?
CONIFEROPHYTA (Conifers et al.) ? ? ?
MAGNOLIOPHYTA (dico+mono) 349  838  1188
KINGDOM : ANIMALIA (Animals)
Taxons  Families  Genera  Species
CNIDARIA (Hydra et al.) ? ? ?
PLATELMELMENTHES (Flat worms) ? ? ?
NEMERTEA (Ribbon worms) ? ? ?
ROTIFERA (Rotifers) ? ? ?
NEMATA (Round worms) ? ? ?
MOLLUSCA (Molluscs) 10 13 28
ANNELIDA (Earthworms, leeches, al.) ? ? ?
ARACHNIDA (Spiders) ? ? ?
COLLEMBOLA (Collemboles) ? ? ?
CRUSTACEA (Crustaceans) 5 6 6
INSECTA (Insects) 151 250 1515
CHILOPOLDA (Centipedes) ? ? ?
DIPLOPODA (Millipedes) ? ? ?
Osteithyes (Bony fishes)  24 57 118
Amphibia (Frogs, salamanders) 5 16 30
Reptilia (Turtles, snakes) 16 52 60
Aves (Birds) 100  292  482
Mammalia (Mammals) 33  77  128
Total  849  2210  3774

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