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taxonomy The science of classifying organisms
systematics The study of the history of bidiversity
phylogeny An evolutionary “family tree,” representing the evolutionary history of a taxa
taxon general name for a group that shares particular traits
Aristotle first to attempt to classify all the kinds of animals in his History of Animals
Linnaeus Responsible for binomial nomenclature
genus first part of a species' scientific name
specific epithet second part of a species' scientific name
Bacteria and Archae 2 prokaryotic domains
Eukarya only eukaryotic domain
ancestral traits shared by a common ancestor
derived traits not shared by a common ancestor
Created by: mgibsonttc