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taxonomy vocab

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What is Binomial nomenclature? The system of naming organisms scientifically, developed by Carolus Linnaeus and consists of the genus and species names
Kingdom The highest level of taxonomic classification
phylum taxonomic level below kingdom and above class
class taxonomic level above order and below phylum
order below class and above family
family below order and above genus
genus level below the family and above the species
species group of organisms that can breed to generate offspring
cladogram diagram representing a hypothesis about the evolutionary descent of groups of organisms from a common ancestor
Aristotle the first to group and categorize living things
taxonomy a systematic process of classifying living organisms into groups based on their physical and genetic traits
binomial nomenclature the system of devising or choosing names for organisms in which two terms are used to detonate a species
cladogram a branched diagram resembling a tree that shows evolutionary relationships
eukaryote kingdoms protista, plantae, fungi, and animalia
Created by: dgrantham0908