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Largest Animal by Taxonomic Rank

Guess the largest living species that belongs to each taxonomic rank.
For this quiz, largest means heaviest.
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Last updated: December 20, 2020
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Group
Maximum Weight
Largest Animal
Rodents (Rodenta)
91 kg
Capybara
Cetaceans (Cetacea)
173 tonnes
Blue Whale
Arachnids (Arachnida)
175 g
Goliath Birdeater
Crocodilians (Crocodilia)
1,075 kg
Saltwater Crocodile
Bivalves (Bivalvia)
250/340 kg
Giant Clam
Cephalopods (Cephalopoda)
495 kg (or more)
Colossal Squid
Carpet Sharks (Orectolobiformes)
15,000 kg
Whale Shark
Crustaceans (Crustacea)
20 kg
American Lobster
Group
Maximum Weight
Largest Animal
Birds (Aves)
145 kg
Ostrich
Monitor Lizards (Varanus)
166 kg
Komodo Dragon
Grasshoppers, Crickets etc. (Orthoptera)
70 g
Little Barrier Giant Wētā
Bovids (Bovidae)
1,500 kg
Gaur
True Jellyfish (Scyphozoa)
150 kg
Lion's Mane Jellyfish
Frogs (Anura)
3.25 kg
Goliath Frog
Turtles (Testudines)
650 kg
Leatherback Sea Turtle
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