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Science ch.9 sc.1


What is classification? division of organisms into groups, or classes, based on specific characteristics
What is taxonomy? The science of naming, describing and classifying organisms
What was Carolus Linnaeus' system of classification and on what is it based? it is based on their shape and structure
What are the 7 levels of classification currently used? Kingdom animalia, Phylum Chordata, Class Mammalia, order carnivoria, family felidae, genus felis, species felis domestics
What exactly is binomial nomenclature, for what is it used, and who developed it? A system for giving each organism a two word scientific name that consists of a genus and species name
Biologists think that millions of species are not classified yet. Why do you think so many species have not been classified yet? Many of them are microscopic and have not yet been identified
What is a dichotomus key? an aid that is used to identify organisms and consists the answers to many questions
A mnemonic for knowing the 7 levels of classification Khaki Potent Chains Operate Flags Gentle Slides
Created by: Claire1399