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Ch. 14 Vocabulary

science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms taxonomy
system for giving each organism a two-word scientific name that consists of genus name followed by the species name binomial nomenclature
the level of classification that comes after family and that contains similiar species genus
the taxonomic category below the order and above the genus family
the taxonomic category below the class and above the family order
the taxonomic category containing orders w/ common characterisitics class
the taxonomic group below kingdom and above class phylum
highest taxonomic category, which contains a group of similiar phyla kingdom
group of similiar kingdoms domain
group of organisms that can reproduce only among themselves and that are usually contained in a geographic region biological species
evolutionary history of a species or taxonomic group phylogeny
process by which unrelated species become more similiar as they adapt to the same kind of environment convergent evolution
Created by: Shawn20