Which continent has the most animal species?

Scientists have identified and named over a million species of animals, and there are millions more to be discovered on Earth’s seven continents. But which continent has the most animal species?

For hundreds of years, scientists have cataloged and geolocated species across the globe. Before the digital age, most of our information about species distributions came from museum collections, he said Vitor Piacentini, an ornithologist at the Federal University of Mato Grosso in Brazil. The public also contributes to this effort today.

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