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Friendly Bio. Ch 14

Vocabulary Terminology for Chapter 14 in Friendly Biology

Question or TermAnswer or Definition
The study of the form of living things is known as morphology
Taxonomy The study of grouping organisms based upon similarities and differences is known as
The taxonomist who achieved marked success in classification of many, many living things was Carl Linnaeus
The overall main purpose in continual study of taxonomy is continued capability to communicate about living things between those studying them
Catalogue of Life is a huge database of over one million living creatures exists to allow persons to study taxonomic classification
The 5 main kingdoms are Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista, Monera
Starting with kingdom what is the order of classification kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
The presence of a spinal cord has humans falling into which phylum chordata
The taxonomic class Mammalia indicates that these animals are alike in that they are warm blooded, provide milk for their babies, and have fur
Rules for writing scientific names for a living thing include: Genus is capitalized, species is not and both are to be underlined when handwritten and italicized when typed.
The "first name" is the genus level of classification while the "last name" is the level of classification of species
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