Cerides are esters of higher fatty acids with higher alcohols.
The waxes may be vegetable, such as carnauba wax, or it may be animal wax, such as beeswax.
Ç15H31 - COOC26H53 ceryl palmitate (carnauba wax)
Ç25H51 - COOC15H31 cetyl cerotate (beeswax)
The cerids can be classified as simple lipids and can be produced by both animals and vegetables, being generally called waxes.