taxclassification

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taxclassification
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2010-04-27 11:00:23
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taxonomy
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  1. classification
    multilevel grouping of individuals
  2. Who first classified organisms?
    Aristotle 2,000 years ago
  3. genera (genus)
    groups that started to be formed in classification
  4. When did names start to be organized?
    the Middle Ages
  5. starting in the middle ages, names began to be __ in __.
    • systematically written down
    • latin
  6. polynomial system
    • classification scheme of the middle ages
    • strings of latin words and phrases containing up to 12 words
  7. What replaced the polynomial system?
    binomial system
  8. Who created the binomial system?
    • Linnaeus
    • 250 years ago
  9. binomial system
    • 2 part name for each species
    • binomial nomenclature
  10. Taxa
    group of organisms at a particular level in a classification system (taxonomy)
  11. scientific name
    genus and species
  12. Taxonomic Hierarchy
    • Domain
    • Kingdom
    • Phylum
    • Class
    • Order
    • Family
    • Genus
    • Species

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