Talk:Animal

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What are this?[edit]

First, categorizing single-called organisms like Protozoa as “animals” seems anachronistic. What happened here?

Second, there’s a weird, short section where animals’ legal status is described. I’m not objecting to that, but it shouldn’t be an aside. I think that the colloquial/legal/biological trichotomy should be better explored, if we are going to talk about what animals are and what that legally entails. Quantheory (talk) 08:00, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Oh, and also the whole legal section here seems to be about law in the US Midwest, so it would be good to have some meaningful input about wild animals elsewhere. Quantheory (talk) 08:06, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, protozoa as animals is archaic. They are now considered a separate kingdom by Ruggiero et al.: see ProtozoaWikipedia. Bongolian (talk) 08:12, 4 December 2017 (UTC)