Taxonomy and Naming of Organisms

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Taxonomy and Naming of Organisms
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2014-10-30 18:30:22
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BIO 181 Exam III
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  1. Two Kinds of Names
    • Common Names
    • Scientific Names
  2. Common Names
    • Local Language
    • Informally given
    • Often numerous and very local
  3. Scientific Names
    • Formally given
    • Set rules for naming
    • Latinized - italics or underlined
  4. Two Parts of a Scientific Name
    • 1. Genus name first: capitalized, like a surname
    • 2. Specific Epithet: lower case, like given name
  5. Taxonomic Hierarchy
    • Hierarchy of set levels
    • more inclusive to less inclusive¬†
    • based on shared characteristics
    • Kingdom -> Species
  6. Order of Taxonomic Hierarchy
    • Kingdom
    • Phylum/Division
    • Class
    • Order
    • Family
    • Genus
    • Species

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