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Number of Species on Earth

How many species are there on Earth?

Around 14 million.

The Global Biodiversity Outlook published by the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2001 estimates a total of 14 million species of organisms on Earth that have been discovered and described. The largest subset of classified organisms belongs to the animal kingdom, with some 10.6 million discovered species.

This fact is verified on : February 2, 2010.





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