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Bio CH 3 Classify


Animal organisms that have many cells; can’t make their own food; can move
Binominal Nomenclature Two part naming system
Class largest group within a phylum
Classify to group things together based on similarities
Diversity variety
Family the largest group within an order
Fungus organism that has a cell wall and can absorb food from their surroundings
Fungi plural for fungus
Genus largest group within a family
Kingdom largest group of living things
Moneran one-celled organisms that do not have a nucleus
Order the largest group within a class
Phylum largest group within a kingdom
Plant organisms made of many cells; have chlorophyll; can make their own food
Protist mostly single-celled animals that have a nucleus and other cell parts
Scientific Name the genus and species names together
Species the smallest group of living things
Species group of living things that can breed with others of the same species and produce fertile offspring
Trait a feature that at thing has
Darwin famous biologist who worked on theory of evolution
Airpostle divided organisms into plants and animals; then sm/med/lg plants & land/sea/sky
Linnaeus father of taxonomy;developed hierarchical system to classify and name organisms
Small letter used on species name of scientific name
Capital letter used on genus name of scientific name
Taxa eight division system to classify organisms starting with Kingdom
dichotomous key tool used to determine the identity of items in the natural world
Key consist of a series of choices that lead the user to the correct name of a given organism
Common Name every day name used for a specie of animal
Created by: hockettd