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AS Taxonomy & Class.

Taxonomy & Classfctn

the study of the classification, identification, and naming of organisms. taxonomy
the person who came up with binomial nomenclature. Carl Linnaeus
the two-name naming system used to classify organisms. binomial nomenclature
the broadest level in the hierarchy of classification. domain
the most specific level in the hierarchy of classification. species
the two names needed to create an organism's scientific name. genus and species
a tool used to identify organisms based off of their characteristics. dichotomous key
Domain, Kingdom, _____________, Class, ______________, ________________, Genus, _________________. Phylum, Order, Family, Species
A set of related organisms that share a common characteristic. clade
The different levels of the classification hierarchy (kingdom, phylum, etc.) are called taxa (taxon - singular)
Characteristic that appears in all members of a clade. ancestral characteristic
Characteristic that appears in some members of a clade. derived characteristic
Diagram representing evolutionary relationships and is organized by shared characteristics. cladogram
Scientific names should be written... in italics; the genus name first - then the species name; capitalize the first letter of the genus name
Created by: ballb
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